American rapper, Kanye West, has announced a partnership with Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi as the director of ‘Yeezy Gap’.
Ogunlesi also shared the news via her Instagram page after the rapper took to twitter to announce his multi-year Yeezy deal with Gap, using the hashtag #WESTDAYEVER with an apparent logo for the upcoming line set to debut in 2021.
YZY GAP BEGINS
MOWALOLA JOINS AS YZY GAP DESIGN DIRECTOR
KSG CARTOON MURAKAMI CUDI
JESUS IS KING FILM ON APPLE JAMES TURRELL
YZY SPLY DOC NICK KNIGHT
FOAM RUNNER RELEASE MADE IN USA
JESUS IS KING DR. DRE VERSION
WASH US IN THE BLOOD VIDEO ARTHUR JAFA#WESTDAYEVER
— ye (@kanyewest) June 26, 2020
According to a yahoo report, 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 and has since styled Solange Knowles for Dazed Magazine and Skepta for his hazy ‘Pure Water’ video.
She is also responsible for Naomi Campbell’s white halterneck gown, which featured a symbolic gunshot wound, that she wore this past London Fashion Week.
Ogunlesi worked on Nike’s Naija World Cup kit launch and Grammy-winning rapper, Drake had been spotted wearing a custom Mowalola jacket.
Her Spring/Sumer 2020 show, in collaboration with Fashion East, has become one of the most memorable collections in modern-day.
Ogunlesi is known for her futuristic, sexy and out-of-the-box tailoring approach to fashion.