Olamide Agunloye is the creative director and founder of Iconola, the very first Ankara ready to wear Nigerian fashion label.
She has a BSc in Human Ecology and a Major in Product Development and Evaluation in Clothing and Textile Sciences.
Olamide is a self-trained pattern maker and cutter with a sense of quality and detail. She established Iconola in 2003 because she had a great passion and an unstoppable dream and a huge helping of creativity.
With 17 years experience in the fashion industry, she has built the Iconola Brand into a global brand that makes people happy and beautiful while increasing the standard of living of the employers, stakeholders and shareholders significantly.
I am also an interior design enthusiast who is passionate about space management, interior design, and concept design. I also have a keen sense and knowledge about style and quality control.
She has a keen sense of quality and detail and is all about creating affordable flattering pieces for the everyday woman! Her pieces retail for N10,000 to N30,000, selling over 3000 pieces monthly across Nigeria and the diaspora.
During the pandemic, Olamide has launched a fashion mentorship program aimed at educating aspiring fashion entrepreneurs. Olamide also launched a fashion franchise model with some private labelling companies to help fashion designers make and sell pieces for a profit.
Her women influences are Oprah Winfrey for her personal journey. Monique Lhuillier for her creativity and Iman for ageing so well.
She has been featured on media platforms; The Nation, TW Magazine, Wedding Planner, Bella Naija, Style Vitae, amongst others and she won the Hottest Designer for the City People Awards in 2007.
Iconola is the first RTW (ready to wear) company in Nigeria. It was established in 2003 out of a passion and desire to express creativity. It was incorporated as a fashion design and garment production business. It is a professional fashion company, dealing in designing, production and distribution of garments. Iconola has catered to well known Nigerian celebrities such as; Bolanle Olukanni, Zainab Balogun, Temi Otedola, DJ Cuppy, Monalisa Chinda, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Onah Nwachukwu.