Gloria Ogunyinka

Gloria Ogunyinka

Fashion DesignerNorwich, United Kingdom
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Gloria Ogunyinka

Gloria Ogunyinka

Fashion DesignerNorwich, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Menswear Fashion Designer and multi-disciplinary artist, showcasing both my artistic practise and mens collection within my brand, GLRGNYNK. My graduate collection SPOT THE REAL THUG took the narrative of focussing on the jarring juxtaposition of how black men are portrayed in the media in comparison to white men, and was showcased at London Graduate Fashion Week in 2019. Currently residing in Milton Keynes and looking for a career that will give me greater opportunities to progress. Creative and critical thinker who enjoys developing new skills both independently and alongside a team. Can work remotely.
  • TOOL
    TOOLI created a series of crochet wooden structures called Tool, inspired by a quote from Kafka’s Metamorphosis in which he describes Gregor as “a tool of the boss, no brains or backbone”. These structures represent humanity and the way we are stretched and manipulated to fit the same box, irrespective of what our skills and ability are. I also worked with new media artist Sam Wilson, to create a video installation that had a montage video titled “The Boys Will Be Their Own Undoing”, which depicts t
  • The Boys Will Be Their Own Undoing
    The Boys Will Be Their Own UndoingThis video was made in collaboration with new media artist Sam Wilson for my exhibition Doors of Perspective.
  • GWAK! Magazine Submission
    GWAK! Magazine SubmissionA collaboration project between me and new media artist Sam Wilson for the Spring 2021 GWAK! Magazine.
  • GLRGNYNK x Norwich University of the Arts Graduate Hoodie 2020
    GLRGNYNK x Norwich University of the Arts Graduate Hoodie 2020In November of 2019, I was invited by The Ideas Factory at Norwich University of the Arts to design the Graduate hoodie for the 2020 Graduates. The brief was to create what I felt my University experience was like. At the time of agreeing to its final design, I had to work on several different concepts that I adapted to then create a piece of artwork that I believed best represented my feelings throughout university, but also to represent what I felt the students had gone through having to grad
    SPOT THE REAL THUG A/W 2020Spot the Real Thug is a satirical collection focussing on the designers heritage, an interesting mix of Nigerian and Liverpudlian, taking inspiration from football hooliganism in the 1980s. It’s intention is to provoke conversation about what it means to be mixed race, growing up in a world where they’re considered half of something, and never quite enough to be considered truly either.
  • Fehlezela S/S 18
    Fehlezela S/S 18
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Projects credited in
  • La Mia Vita Violenta (2020)
    La Mia Vita Violenta (2020)Large Format CMYK Screen Print on Paper, 1189 x 841 mm
Work history
    Assistant ManagerHollister Co.
     - Norwich, United KingdomFull Time
    I worked as an Assistant Manager in the Norwich store for 11 months. During this time it was my duty to make sure that I had an intermediate understanding of visual merchandising to create a store that is well representative of the brand. Being a vital member of a hard-working team that is within the store for a longer duration of time involves taking personal ownership of the ability to move as quickly as the store does. During my time here I was the youngest Assistant Manager that had worked in the store for the 10 years it had been open, as well as creating valuable Asset Protection documents for the stores within the district during the pandemic.
    Superdry logo
    Superdry logo
    Visual MerchandiserSuperdry
     - Norwich, United KingdomPart Time
    To provide excellent knowledge on all Superdry products, including accessories and new collections. To maintain the sales floor and presentation standards, and uphold the company’s brand To assist in sales by completing them through the register and aiding in order to the store, assisting with store marketing and visual displays
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Industrial Sewing
  • Concept Sketching
  • Draping
  • Design
    BA (Hons) Fashion DesignNorwich University of the arts
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
    I have graduated with an Upper Class Honours (2:1).
    PassUAL: Central St Martins
     - London, United Kingdom
    A short course focussing on starting in Fashion Design.
    Showcased at London Graduate Fashion Week 2019Norwich University of the arts
    OUTPOST Graduate Scheme Award WinnerOUTPOST Studio
    Won a year long residency at OUTPOST Studio and due to feature in a group exhibition in August 2020.