UKFT Rise Award 2014 Winning Brand ÒKun beachwear at the Southbank Series POP UPs!
ÒKun is a pioneering and premium Africa-inspired men's designer swimwear brand whose ambition is to revitalise beachwear around the globe with vibrant prints and colours in contemporary Africa style.
As a devotee of print, lover of detail, and a background in menswear - I became an instant fan. It seems I'm not the only one.
Òkun beachwear is the winner of the House of Fraser UKFT Rise Award May 2014. Supporting brands at the heart of British Fashion Industry, these prestigious awards recognise the "talented individuals in the UK that are creating the most sought after fashion and textiles in the world." Alison Rose, Chief Executive Officer Commercial and Private Banking RBS
Òkun beachwear is also one of the select brands showing at this months London Collection: Men designer showrooms 15-17th June, The Hospital Club, WC2H.
One to watch indeed - and I wish them every success.
I am delighted to have recently met Bola, Òkun's Director, and very privileged to have the collection at the Southbank Series POP UP shop 5th July.
Come along - it's going to be a wonderful series of events with so much emerging design talent.