Onalaja is a contemporary womenswear brand.
The label was founded by Kanyinsola Onalaja following her graduation from Istituto Marangoni in 2014. The brand aims to bridge the gap between Kanyinsola’s Nigerian heritage and flair for artisan crafts, Italian design aesthetics with the formality of the British tribalism and traditions.
The focus is on perfect execution, craftmasnship and the imaginative concept of luxury and culture. Pieces are designed for the modern woman who represents the new ideal, where the woman is her entity, a strong representation of freedom, change and modernity. Onalaja experiment with fabrics, manipulation, textiles and colour to create a refined yet creatively experimental piece, that is often unconventional but wearable.
Creativity comes through you but not from you, and though it is with you, it belongs not to you. Kahlil Gibran