- London, GB
- £35 /hr
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I was born in Nigeria and came to the UK to study at St Margaret’s School, Bushey in Hertfordshire. My first higher education qualification was an undergraduate foundation coursemore...I was born in Nigeria and came to the UK to study at St Margaret’s School, Bushey in Hertfordshire. My first higher education qualification was an undergraduate foundation course at Wimbledon School of Art where I gained a National Diploma in Art & Design. I went straight on to study Fashion Promotion at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, which led to me working as a fashion stylist and illustrator in London.
I went on to work in the fashion retail sector for various luxury companies such as Anne Fontaine, Harrods and Prada before going back to study at the London College of Fashion, where I undertook the FdA Styling & Photography course. I also ventured off to take a Fashion Design & Marketing Degree at the University of East London, where I was awarded a special prize for Female Entrepreneurship in 2010 and currently appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick McGhee, as one of their ambassadors for Female Entrepreneurship. Whilst studying, I made clothes for individual clients, most notably former Spice Girl - Mel B and in in my sandwich year, I worked with couture designer Allison Rodger and Alexander McQueen and the luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton under the LVMH group. During this time I co-founded Bunmi Koko, a high-end fashion brand that specialized in women’s couture and ready to wear, based in London.
The brand caught the attention of numerous celebrities including the former fashion director of The Daily Telegraph; Hilary Alexander; Deputy Editor of Harper’s Bazzar; Sarah Bailey, Mel B, Keisha Buchanan, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. I was honoured to be invited to join the panel of fashion experts during the ITV Royal Wedding Coverage to discuss the fashion of the day and most importantly, to comment on the most anticipated dress of the decade, the wedding dress of the new Duchess of Cambridge.
I am now working independently in London, freelancing and specializing in womenswear design, digital textile print design & illustration for editorial or commercial work. I am taking on private commissions and still working with private clients. I offer teaching, speaking & design consultation services.
Industry: Fashion Design
Degree: BA Hons
Field of Study: Fashion Design
University / College: University of East London
Field of Study: Styling & Photography
University / College: London College of Fashion
Degree: BA Hons
Field of Study: Fashion Promotion
University / College: University of The Creative Arts, Rochester
Degree: National Diploma (Foundation Studies)
Field of Study: Art & Design
University / College: Wimbledon School of Art
Freelance Independent Design Professional