MEET ODIO OSENI
The creative director and driving force behind the Odio Mimonet label, Odion Oseni draws on a true love of art to create pieces for the everyday woman that are wearable, unique and set her apart from the crowd. She seeks to ‘reflect beauty in the feminine form’ in her designs and to ensure that every Odio Mimonet piece will be a classic for decades to come.
A graduate of Yaba College of Technology and London College of Fashion, Odio developed early on her trademark use of strong Ankara and print themes and continues to push boundaries with her innovative designs. Odio’s style and designs inspire and liberate women, who can express their uniqueness wearing her creations.
Recently she received the AMFW Innovative Designer of the Year 2012 Award in recognition of her achievements in fashion.
Odio was born with her twin sister in Lagos, Nigeria where she grew up as part of a large family. When she isn’t working, Odio prefers to spend time with family and friends. She also loves to travel and experience new things and places.
THE BRAND 'ÓDIO MIMONET'
The brand’s unchanging focus is to provide high-quality designs and pieces for the woman who needs clothes that are functional, versatile and chic whatever the occasion. The Odio Mimonet woman is graceful and elegant yet tough with a tireless work ethic – as personified by the Nigerian woman. Odio tries to capture that essence and infuse it into her designs.
Odio Mimonet has been producing couture for a discerning clientele for almost 20 years. The tradition of creating exclusive, custom-fitted clothing is an integral part of the brand. Each piece is lovingly crafted using the best quality fabric and materials and extreme attention is paid to every detail right from the design stage through to the hand finishing.
Voyage, the ready-to-wear line, was launched in 2006 soon becoming a firm favorite with the fashionable set. It remains true to the Odio Mimonet tradition of using the best materials and finishing each piece to the highest standard.
Voyage collections have been showcased both locally and internationally including the ARISE Africa Fashion Week, South Africa (June 2009), Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Lagos (March 2011), MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week (October 2011) and Arise Magazine Fashion Week (March 2012).
The flagship boutique, which houses the complete ready to wear collection and the couture studio, is located on Sanusi Fafunwa in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The label is also stocked at Temple Muse, a luxury lifestyle store in Lagos.