The Onalaja Philosophy

Craftsmanship, Fabric Manipulation, Intricate Experimentation.

Onalaja is a contemporary women’s-wear brand experimenting with demi-couture elements. The brand presents an imaginative concept blending the designer's Nigerian heritage, Italian design aesthetics and a contemporary appreciation of beauty through its highly crafted pieces. 

Key elements often explored in Onalaja pieces include texture clashes, a play on proportions, colour and textile manipulation. The focus is often on perfect execution, artisanal craft, intricate experimentation and blending opposing elements to create beautiful wearable pieces. 

Onalaja is inspired by traditional craft techniques and works with local artisans that create stories with their hands. Every piece gets the attention befitting of the discerning wearer, a cosmopolitan woman with an appreciation for intricately made items