Watch out now! Michelle Obama has just commissioned London based fashion label Bunmi Koko, to design her a coat. Bunmi Olaye is creative director of the label she runs with her partner Francis Udom, and both have shown what a little initiative can achieve, after the young designer sent a prospectus of her designs to the White House and received a call asking if she would be interested in making a coat for Mrs. O.
Her partner Francis Udom recalls,
Someone said they were from the First Lady’s office and she was interested in a cream coat we had featured and could we make it for her.
We were stunned but kept calm and said we would make her a coat in September. I hope she likes it.
They made a splash in the UK press when Spice Girl Mel B wore a couture dress by the label to collect the group’s lifetime achievement award at this year’s Brit awards, making her one of the best dressed of the night, since then she has been spotted at media and other red carpet appearance in their designs, associating herself with the brand and becoming it’s unofficial muse.
Bunmi Koko also counts Mischa Barton, Alesha Dixon, and Estelle as fans, and is regularly featured in fashion bibles Marie Claire, ES Magazine, Glamour, In Style, and The Daily Telegraph.