Bunmi Olaye owner of the fashion label Bunmi Koko graces the cover of Ladybrille Magazine as Ladybrille Woman of the Month, July 2011. In her first USA Exclusive interview, Bunmi shares insights on her background, the business of fashion and a whole lot more!
The Bunmi Koko label was founded in 2009 by Bunmi Olaye and her business partner Francis Udom. In July 2009, Bunmi Olaye won “Emerging Designer of the Year 2010 -International” at the AFI Africa Fashion Awards in South Africa. A month later, August 2010, the news media reported First Lady Michelle Obama had commissioned the label and its designer Bunmi Olaye to design a cream colored double breasted coat for the First Lady. In March 2011, the label was the recipient of the Arise Fashion Week Show Lagos, earning a coveted spot to show at New York Fashion Week this September 2011. This past June 2011, the label was finalist at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2011 for the Scottish Retailer of the Year Award. Bunmi Olaye rounded off June 2011 as a commentator for the Kate Middleton & Prince William Wedding.
We are delighted to have her as our Ladybrille Woman of the Month. Stay tuned throughout the month so you don’t miss Bunmi’s exclusive feature on Ladybrille Magazine!