Bunmi Olaye steps down as Bunmi Koko Creative Director...10 janv. 2012
5th December 2011 - For immediate release
Bunmi Olaye, London-based Nigerian designer and Creative Director behind the fashion brand
‘Bunmi Koko’ has decided to step down from her position with the company she created with
Francis Udom in 2009.
In two years, the brand has been catapulted in the limelight and won many international accolades
including ‘Emerging Designer of the Year in 2010’ at the African Fashion Awards, ‘Young
Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2010 and has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as
Drapers, Evening Standard, Grazia, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Arise & Vogue. Bunmi Koko caught the eyes of many celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph & former Spice Girls Melanie Brown to name a few…
Bunmi Koko has also been invited by HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to
attend a reception at St James’s Palace, celebrating West African culture in July this year and then went on to be commissioned by ITN to give ‘expert commentary’ on the wedding gown worn by HRH Catherine Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, on the ITV Royal Wedding Coverage during the day of HRH Prince William and Duchess Catherine Middleton's Royal Wedding.
Bunmi Olaye is not quitting fashion but moving onto new horizons and is currently working new
projects: ‘I have not giving up on my dream, however the time has come for me to pursue a vision
that is entirely my own‘. Bunmi Olaye
No further information will be released of yet as for the reasons behind Bunmi’s resignation, but all can rest assured to find out more about it in the near future.
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