Kanyinsola Onalaja was born in Nigerian and Educated in London, where she studied BA Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni. Upon Graduation, she was awarded best fashion collection of the academic year 2013 – 2014. The collection was shown at Graduate Fashion week and Africa Fashion week in London. She briefly attended Academia di Costume E Moda, Rome to develop her 3D Pattern Cutting. During her studies she worked with brands such as Christopher Kane.
Growing up in Nigeria she discovered traditional art and became fascinated with the different media used to express it. Her love for colour and textiles grew, leading her to experiment with different mediums and ways to create works of art that used fashion as a means to showcase it.
Vogue Talents x Muuse Finalist 2014
Best Fashion Collection for the Academic year 2013-14 at Istituto Marangoni 2014
Best student of the year at Istituto Marangoni 2009
FDA Young Designer of the year award.