September 16, 2015
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Olakunbi Oyelese is the CEO of the fashion label April by Kunbi. It is an outstanding label with an essence of celebrating a woman’s form and persona. The label covers bridal, bespoke and ready to wear fashion for women. The April by Kunbi woman is one who is fearless at making heads turn for the right reasons. She also understands that comfort and style are the staples for a savvy woman. The design philosophy of April by Kunbi is built on glamour, feminism and adventure.

Genevieve Nnaji looks stunning in an April By Kunbi gown

The designer is a graduate of Mass Communication from Babcock University; she also studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. The brand label was founded in the spring of 2010 and the name inspired by the month she was born, April. Her creativity is inspired by nature and fabrics that catch her attention. She likes everything shiny and is known for her use of sequins, which are very glamorous. She has designed for the likes of Agbani Darego, Toke Makinwa, Tiwa Savage and more.
She defines her designs as fun, girly, flirty and sophisticated; this was presented in a look book featuring a wide range of highly versatile and wearable pieces like peplum jackets, skirts and pants using chiffon, silk and sequined fabrics the brand is known for. On what sets her designs apart, she loves the female body and colours not so loud.
She made her debut appearance on the catwalk at the second edition of Music Meets Runway in 2012.Kunbi also showcased her SS14 collection at the 2014 GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week covering crop tops, evening wears and bridal inspired pieces; her designs were colourful, classy and had a clear definition of simplicity. She brought her creativity and originality to the table at the Fayrouz L’Original Expression show, as she served as a judge alongside Mai Atafo, Omoyemi Akinremi in the maiden edition 2014 and also the second edition in 2015.

Olakunbi’s girly flirty collections

To Kunbi, style is an expression of you; it’s what you are. Some of the people she looks up to in the industry are Lanre Da Silva, Lisa Folawiyo and Mai Atafo for their creative designs, outstanding works and despite living in Nigeria have still visible on the international scenes.

Fun flirty and girly collection

She describes herself as a denim girl who loves jeans and tops with her style as girly and comfortable. All in all, Kunbi is a fun lady whose design and style illustrate her perception of life.


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