Tolu Coker is a Young British-Nigerian Fashion Designer, Textile Designer and illustrator based in London. Following several successful stints at Maison Margiela, J.W. Anderson and Celine, she recently graduated from London's prestigious Central Saint Martin's Design school with First Class Honours. Largely inspired by identity and social climates, Tolu's work and collections have since been internationally recognised by publications such as Vogue, Love Magazine, Dazed, Hunger, An0ther, WWD and NME, as well as LVMH teams and even the French News! She boasts a global client base, with her roster including high-profile names such as Rihanna, Jorja Smith, Elton John, Steff London, Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi. The young designer is now based in London and focusing on building her eponymous label, TOLU COKER.Locked Pro Plan feature
Womenswear Designer responsible for research, trend analysis, design and development of Womenswear Collections across all seasons. Responsible for overseeing Womenswear Denim and Outwear categories, with a strong ability to present research, sketches and samples, as well as direct the design process with internal patternmaking and external suppliers, from sampling to commerical production. Additional duties include working closely with buying and merchandising teams to source, present and select commericial ranges.
Artisanal line design assistant for the upcoming ‘Fall/Winter 2016/17’ Couture show, reporting directly to both Head Designer and Creative Director. Responds and interprets creative briefs from Creative Director and is responsible for the Artisanal print design. Main duties include hand-drawing, print-design/development, sample development, in depth-research, draping and toiling, industrial sewing, creative styling, material sourcing and Photoshop renditions. Attends and engages in all print/ fabric and design meetings and fittings with Creative Director.
Studio assistant supporting studio manager and RTW design teams in research and development, archive and vintage selection and sample development/selection. Further duties include assisting in fittings and design meetings
Part of a team responsible for selecting, developing and presenting Men’s AW16 and Women’s PF16 fabric options. Duties include handling both external and internal fabric communications, liaising with manufacturers and suppliers, using CAD to create linesheets, engineer new fabric designs and developments and presenting fabrication choices directly to men’s and women’s head designers. Additional responsibilities extend to preparing artwork for fabric manufacture, creating fabric sheets and fabric/design boards, expense budgeting and reporting and assisting with Atelier pattern-cutting/ print application.
FIRST CLASS HONOURS
GCSE'S - 5 A, 6 A*