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, yet wearable, modern and stylishly unconventional,
Funmilayo’s pieces take her own rich cultural experiences and eclectic
background and fuse them with exquisite fabrics, fine craftsmanship and great
attention to detail.