LOOKBOOK: Jennifer Okolo New York Presents “From Epic to Chic” 2013 Collection

“Born in the 80′s in a village in Nigeria, (Jennifer Okolo) grew up to nurture her creativity and love for fashion at a tender age when she would salvage her mums scrap cloths and use them to create stunning designs for her numerous Barbie dolls. Though she was studious at school her flare for handicraft was apparent from childhood. She studied Electrical Engineering and Wireless networks, graduated with a BSc and MSc at Queen Mary university of London with distinction and enrolled shortly after at the prestigious central saint martins school of fashion London. After obtaining a certificate in pattern making she returned to Nigeria to start a fashion line called ‘House of Silk’ setting up outlets in Lagos and Abuja Nigeria. Her designs have been spotlighted severally in top-notch magazines like Vogue and Marie Claire and in 2012 she was invited by buyers from Selfridges Oxford street London (UK’s no 1 luxury store) to showcase her designs at seasonal pop-ups.

It is Jennifer’s innovativeness and dedication to quality among many other traits of a model businesswoman that won her the 1st runner up in the MTN Young designer of the year award 2012. She has major International runway shows like London Fashion week 2012, ARISE Lagos fashion week 2012 and several others in her portfolio. She is currently enrolled for an AAS degree in Fashion business at the renowned PARSONS new school of design New York in further pursuit of her dreams to carve a niche in the global fashion merchandising market.”

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