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  • degree studies
    The University of East London
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Bunmi Koko online shop [cached]
Bunmi Olaye the Creative Director of Bunmi Koko joined the commentating panel of designers on the ITV Royal Wedding coverage to discuss the fashion of the day and most importantly, to comment on the most talked about dress of the decade, the wedding dress of the new Duchess.
Bunmi Olaye the Creative Director of Bunmi Koko joined the commentating panel of designers on the ITV Royal Wedding coverage to discuss the fashion of the day and most importantly, to comment on the most talked about dress of the decade, the wedding dress of the new Duchess.
Bunmi Olaye's comment on Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress
Bunmi Koko's Creative Director, Bunmi Olaye was invited by ITV'S London Tonight to comment on the possible wedding dress Kate Middleton will choose for the Royal Wedding to Prince William.
Bunmi was approached as one of the most exciting and leading emerging designers in the UK to make a statement on how she would dress the future Queen for her big day. Bunmi was interviewed by ITN reporter Nina Nanna and the piece to camera was run all day on ITV News as part of the coverage for the announcement of the Royal engagement.
Bunmi appointed as University of East London's Women's Entrepreneurship ambassador
18 November 2010 Creative Director, Bunmi Olaye; Baroness Judith Wilcox, Undersecretary for Business, Innovation and Skills; Sunny Crouch OBE; Carrie Longton, founder of Mumsnet; Lady Judy Moody-Stuart, of the Asian University for Women all supported women's entrepreneurship championed by UEL.
Bunmi Olaye discusses the new Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Matriarchy and the admirers of the brand (including Michelle Obama, Nelson Mandela and Mel B) inspirations and much more.
Calum Best talks to UEL about Bunmi Olaye's collection at London Fashion Week.
Bunmi Olaye talks to the University of East London
26 August 2010 Bunmi Olaye, the Creative Director of Bunmi Koko talks about her life after studying at UEL and meeting with Nelson Mandela.
Creative Director, Bunmi Olaye and partner, Francis Udom talk about their unique clothing line which celebrates female empowerment and domination.
Bunmi Olaye's comment on Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress - 21 November 2010
Bunmi Olaye talks to the University of East London - 26 August 2010
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Bunmi Olaye Official
Bunmi Olaye's designs reflect exquisite silhouettes and beautiful craftsmanship. Her eclectic colour palette stemming from her African roots and love of art is translated in her brand aesthetic. Her ready to wear designs are known to be fashion forward; bold with print innovation that is sometimes otherworldly, yet the pairing up of sculptural masculine tailoring with extremely feminine silhouettes to enhance the female form is an identifiable aesthetic. The brand is an extension of Bunmi's personality, experiences in life and love of luxurious fabrics, with a key focus on evening and bridal wear, and a ready to wear line to follow in the near future.
In 2009, whilst in the final year of her degree studies at The University of East London, Bunmi co-founded the "Bunmi Koko" label, where she worked as the Creative Director, designing four critically acclaimed ready to wear collections. During her studies she completed internships with Allison Rodger and Alexander McQueen, whilst keeping a part time job at Louis Vuitton. Bunmi was then discovered by former Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph; Hilary Alexander at her graduate show during Graduate Fashion Week.
Bunmi also dressed Mel B of the Spice Girls notably, and also caught the attention of acclaimed industry expert Sarah Bailey, Deputy Editor of Harper's Bazzar & Tessa Hartmann, founder of the Scottish Fashion Awards.
Fran Lawton | ARTS THREAD Blog, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Bunmi Olaye, University of East London
UEL fashion graduate, Bunmi ..., 23 Dec 2010 [cached]
UEL fashion graduate, Bunmi Olaye, has added yet another statesperson to her list of fans after former Prime Minister Gordon Brown praised her work at an event held at Banqueting House this week.
On a day when three of the most high-profile female entrepreneurs in Britain were conferred with honorary degrees by the University; a UEL graduate, Bunmi Olaye, was herself bestowed with the title of Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
The names queuing up to associate themselves with East London fashion designer Bunmi Olaye reads like a definitive Who's Who of celeb-world's most desirable stars.
UEL fashion student Bunmi Olaye's career just keeps going from strength to strength. Following a successful show at Graduate Fashion Week she went on to show at Africa Fashion Week, picking up the Best Emerging International Designer award.
Bunmi Koko online shop, 1 Feb 2011 [cached]
Bunmi Olaye was born in Nigeria and came to the UK, aged 14 to study. After her years at school she nurtured her passion for art and fashion by undertaking an undergraduate foundation course at Wimbledon School of Art where she gained a National Diploma in Art & Design. She went straight on to study Fashion Promotion at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, which led to her working as a fashion stylist and illustrator in London.
Bunmi went on to work for luxury companies such as Anne Fontaine, Harrods and Prada before going back to study at the prestigious London College of Fashion, where she undertook the FdA Styling & Photography course. However, her desire to design and make clothes led her to further take a Fashion Design & Marketing Degree at the University of East London, where she was awarded a special prize for Female Entrepreneurship in 2010 and currently appointed by the Vice Chancellor as their ambassador for Female Entrepreneurship. Whilst studying, she made clothes for individual clients, most notably former Spice Girl - Mel B and in her sandwich year, she worked with couture designer Allison Rodger and Alexander McQueen. During this time she travelled to Aberdeen where she met Scottish based engineer and partner, Francis Udom and their union inspired them both to start Bunmi Koko. She is the Creative Director of the brand.
To top these accolades, Bunmi Olaye and Francis Udom, were honoured to receive a personal invitation and blessings from The Great Nelson Mandela in July 2010.
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