NOMINATED AS A FINALIST FOR THE ID INTERNATIONAL EMERGING DESIGNER AWARDS IN DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND
07 April 2011
was shortlisted as the finalist for iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand.
The awards took place on April 7th, 2011, at Dunedin's Edgar Stadium.
The award was held as part of the annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week, and present an opportunity for up-and-coming designers to showcase their work in the region.
The selected finalists came from different countries, with Bunmi Olaye, our Creative Director - University of East London being selected and two other designers from United Kingdom - Royal College of Art, London.
, says: "It's amazing to be selected as finalist which is the very first time a graduate of University of East London
have reach the finals."
Bunmi Olaye, Creative Director says.
AND FRANCIS UDOM MAKES JP MORGAN POWER LIST
Bunmi Olaye, (Creative Director of Bunmi Koko) and Francis Udom (CEO of Bunmi Koko) makes JP Morgan Power List 2011.
However, Bunmi Olaye
(UEL fashion graduate and Creative Director of her
own luxury brand, Bunmi Koko), was announced as one of the most influential professionals in the country on her
graduation day, just 18 months after launching her brand.
Bunmi Olaye who is Nigerian born and Francis Udom whose Great, Great Grandmother is Mary Slessor, the celebrated Aberdeen-born missionary who appears on the Scottish ten pound note.
Bunmi said: "It's a thrill to be recognised for our work like this, we've all worked incredibly hard at Bunmi Koko to launch the brand but we don't have the luxury of being able to rest on our laurels.
Bunmi Olaye , Creative Director said: "Our goal is to promote and support African fashion industry on a global scale and Bunmi Koko is flying the flag globally."
Bunmi Koko's Creative Director, Bunmi Olaye was shortlisted as a finalist for 'The Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textile Award and Textiles Award' at Graduate Fashion Week 2010 in London at Earl's Court.
The event was sponsored by River Island and L'Oreal Professionnel and was shown to a packed auditorium consisting of colleagues, press, fashionista's and family and friends.
Bunmi was quickly interviewed by veteran reporter and award-winning fashion director of The Daily Telegraph, member of the British Fashion Council press committee and arguably the most respected fashion journalist in Britain - Hilary Alexander.