Funlayo Déri pieces celebrate the female form, emphasising a woman’s curves utilising luxurious fabrics, the finest cuts and detailing.
The Funlayo Déri woman is confident, sophisticated, captivating, with refined taste, a woman with an individual sense of style who is not afraid to stand out from the crowd.
The label is for fashion lovers who value quality and craftsmanship, and are seeking timeless pieces that will see them through several occasions and seasons.
Funmilayo Deri is a Nigerian born, London and Budapest based fashion designer. She developed a passion for fashion from an early age and was always surrounded by creativity, designing and making garments with her mother as a hobby; her grandmother was also a designer.
From earning a degree in International Business and working as a manager at a private bank in Switzerland, she decided in 2009 to make a career of her love for fashion. She went on to study at the renowned Istituto Marangoni in London, after which she chose to combine her passions for fashion and business. In March 2011 she 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 striking clothes that are glamorous and elegant, modern and stylishly unconventional yet wearable, Funmilayo’s pieces take her own rich cultural experiences and eclectic background fusing them with exquisite fabrics, fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail.