Okun Timeline
2012 - SS13 first “Independence“ collection launched at Capsule Paris Men’s Trade Show

2013 - SS13 Press Launch London at Sheridan & Co.

2013 - SS13 Collection Launch at Temple Muse, Lagos.

2013 - SS13 Stocked at the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach Puerto Rico.

2013 - Invited to present SS14 “Eban” collection at Pitti Uomo, secured key stockists United Arrows Tokyo, Le Bon Marche Paris, Luisaviaroma Florence and Anderson & Shepherd London. 

2014 - UKFT (UK Fashion & Textile) Newcomer Fashion Brand Award Winner.

2014 – London Summer Pop-Up on Seven Dials, Covent Garden.

2014 – SS15 Collection presented at Tranoi Paris

2015 - Manufacturing moved from Portugal to Mauritius.

2015 - SS16 Collection presented at MAN Paris. 

2015 - Lewis Hamilton wears a pair of Okun swimshorts on holiday in Barbados with Rihanna.

2016 - SS17 “Bolgatanga” Collection stocked by Galeries Lafayette Paris for “Africa Now” season.

2017 - SS18 “Zanzibar” Collection presented at Cabana Show during Miami Swim Week.

2017 - Hotels & Resort; ÒKUN stocked by Constance Hotels Prince Maurice Mauritius and Lemuria Seychelles as well as The Goldeneye Jamaica, Los Enamorados Ibiza and Posada Margherita Tulum.

2018 - SS18 "Zanzibar” launches on MR PORTER making ÒKUN the first African brand on the leading luxury fashion online retailer.

2019 - Lewis Hamilton again spotted in a pair of Okun swimshorts on holiday.

2020: ÒKUN Reset. 2020 sees the brand resetting to relaunch online as direct to consumer and sustainability focused with new collaboration collections and exclusive stockist partnerships.
Written by Bola Marquis

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Sustainability is inherently African! Our mothers throw nothing away, our fathers farmed and fished small-scale with the environment in mind and Africa is now the target destination for the global fast fashion’s massive overproduction. 
Our manufacturing is ethical.

Okun Founder

Bola Marquis is the British-Nigerian Founder and Creative Director...