ÒKUN, the London-based luxury designer swimwear brand, is raising new equity capital to fund future growth and expansion.

Winner of the 2014 NatWest/UK Fashion and Textile Rising Brand award, the company is now in its third season and preparing to launch its spring/summer 2017 collection.

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ÒKUN is an exciting beachwear and lifestyle brand inspired by heritage and contemporary African prints and designs. The collections are designed in-house and made in Africa to exacting standards using premium quality production. The brand has been stocked in over 40 locations worldwide and aims to distribute an expanded lifestyle range via wholesale, retail and online channels.


Bola Marquis, Founder & Creative Director

British-Nigerian Founder and Creative Director Bola Marquis was born in Senegal and grew up between Lagos and England, settling in London after a degree in Chemistry and Management Studies from Imperial College.

ÒKUN is a distillation of Bola’s heritage and inspirations as well as an opportunity to accomplish lifelong creative passions. His entrepreneurial aspirations are motivated by the challenge of building a lasting and positive contemporary African expression in fashion.


  • London-based luxury designer swimwear
  • African inspired design
  • Premium quality production
  • Made in Africa
  • London, international & online stockists
  • Fundraising now for growth & expansion
  • Register today for early investor access

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