Funlayo Déri is a high-end made-to-measure and ready-to-wear women’s clothing and accessories brand.
Our garments and accessories are crafted from exquisite fabrics with the finest cuts, detailing and an insistence on quality. The Funlayo Déri woman is one who seeks individuality and desires to create an elegant and sophisticated wardrobe.
Funmilayo Déri is a Nigerian-Hungarian, UK-based fashion designer. She developed a passion for fashion from an early age and growing up was surrounded by creativity, designing and making garments with her mother as a hobby; her grandmother was also a designer.
After earning a degree in International Business, she became a manager at a private bank in Switzerland. While working her 9 to 5, she was inspired to start her business after many trips shopping resulted in her not finding clothing of superior quality to her taste that fit perfectly. Speaking to women in her circle she realised that they often experienced the same. She decided to turn her passion for fashion into a career, providing women with clothing and accessories that they could confidently wear, knowing that each item is crafted precisely for them.
She went on to study at the renowned Istituto Marangoni in London and in March 2011 launched her fashion label Funlayo Déri. Her collections have since been presented at fashion weeks and in fashion magazines across the globe.
With a gift for designing clothing and accessories that are elegant and sophisticated, Funmilayo’s pieces take her rich cultural experiences and eclectic background, fusing them with exquisite fabrics, fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail to create striking clothes.