Kanye West Appoints Nigerian Designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi As Design Director Of ‘Yeezy Gap’


Kanye West and Mowalola Ogunlesi OnoBello

American rapper, Kanye West, has selected talented Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi as the designer director of ‘Yeezy Gap’, his newest collaborative venture of his own fashion brand, Yeezy and worldwide clothing and accessories retailer, Gap.

The Grammy award-winning producer took to twitter to announce his multi-year Yeezy deal using the hashtag #WESTDAYEVER with an apparent logo for the upcoming line set to debut in 2021.

Ogunlesi who was elated also shared the news via her Instagram page. According to Yahoo, the 25-year-old designer who moved from Lagos, Nigeria to England at the age of 12, graduated from Central Saint Martins just three years ago.

In 2017, Ogunlesi launched her eponymous brand which received nod from Solange Knowles, Skepta, Drake, Dev Hynes and other famous figures. She is also responsible for supermodel Naomi Campbell’s white halterneck gown, which featured a symbolic gunshot wound, that she wore during 2018 London Fashion Week.

Ogunlesi also made headlines when she worked on Nike’s Naija World Cup kit launch. Her Spring/Sumer 2020 show, in collaboration with Fashion East, has become one of the most memorable collections in modern-day.

The fashion designer is known for her futuristic, sexy and out-of-the-box tailoring approach to fashion.

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