ÒKUN, Yoruba for ‘The Ocean’
The London-based brand is the brainchild of Bola Marquis, a British- Nigerian IT manager turned fashion entrepreneur who launched the label in 2013.
ÒKUN produces beautifully made swimshorts, beachwear and accessories inspired by the designs, culture and heritage of countries from across the African continent to deliver products crafted for a global audience.
ÒKUN uses premium, soft-to-touch swimwear material, bold prints and rich colors to capture the traditional African aesthetic in a fresh and contemporary way.
All prints are designed in-house, with collections produced in Mauritius since 2015, . Òkun’s ultimate vision is to evolve from its men’s swimwear niche into a global Africa-inspired, designed, and made fashion lifestyle brand.