Okun

ÒKUN is for the ones who embrace a fresh sense of style. ÒKUN (meaning ‘the Ocean’ in West African Yoruba language), espouses a pan-African spirit. The African print-inspired beachwear brand has a growing fanbase in the UK, Japan, France, Italy, Nigeria, and the US.The brand sources its premium fabrics in Europe and takes its inspiration from cultures across the continent, from South African Shwe Shwe fabrics, Ghanaian Adinkra symbols, Kenyan Kikoy stripes or the more popular “African Print”. All prints are designed in-house, with collections produced in Mauritius since 2015, the brand has recently gone into partnership with a factory in Ghana to set up its ethical production base in West Africa. The London-based brand is the brainchild of British- Nigerian IT manager turned fashion entrepreneur Bola Marquis who launched the label in 2013. Òkun’s ultimate vision is to evolve from its men’s swimwear niche into a global Africa-inspired, designed, and made fashion lifestyle brand.