Tolu Coker
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Tolu Coker

Fashion and Textiles DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Tolu Coker
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Tolu Coker

Fashion and Textiles DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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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.
Projects
  • REPLICA
    REPLICAREPLICA isn’t a concept, its an experience, real people's feelings. We often internalise others expectations or interpretations of us and I think it’s important to create more dialogue around that. It struck a cord to me that the idea of one’s ‘Blackness’ being measurable or definable is absolutely absurd- I could never really make sense of my ‘Blackness’ because it isn’t a real thing that one’s identity can be measured by or attributed to. Your identity is not only skin deep - it’s so much mor
  • PANTHER
    PANTHER
  • MAISON MARGIELA COUTURE AW16
    MAISON MARGIELA COUTURE AW16
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Projects credited in
  • Get to know the 10 new fashion brands shaking up the industry
    Get to know the 10 new fashion brands shaking up the industryASOS, as part of the company’s commitment to supporting emerging talent, launches ASOS Fashion Discovery 2017 for the second year. The competition is open to up and coming fashion companies registered in the UK and aims to find the very best emerging talent. Discover the 10 finalists below. Voting opens at 10am BST on Tuesday 17 April 2018 and closes at 10am BST on Tuesday 1 May 2018. Get voting here.
  • ASOS Fashion Discovery: People's Pick - Voting now closed
    ASOS Fashion Discovery: People's Pick - Voting now closedVote for your favourite ASOS Fashion Discovery Finalist! What is ASOS Fashion Discovery? ASOS, as part of the company’s commitment to supporting emerging talent, launches ASOS Fashion Discovery 2017 for the second year. The competition is open to up and coming fashion companies registered in the UK and aims to find the very best emerging talent. The People's Pick While the judging panel whittles our 10 Fashion Discovery finalists down to two overall winners, it’s time for you to decide who sh
Work history
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    Womenswear DesignerInditex
     - SpainFreelance
    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.
    Louis Vuitton logo
    Louis Vuitton logo
    Client AdvisorLouis Vuitton
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Ethical Fashion
  • Womenswear Design
  • Menswear Design
  • Fashion Print
  • Print Design
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Illustration
  • Couture Sewing
Education
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    BA (Hons) Fashion PrintCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    FIRST CLASS HONOURS
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
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Awards
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    Sophie Hallette Design AwardSophe Hallette
    Award for best use of lace and design in the graduate year 2017
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    Nina Stewart AwardCentral Saint Martins
    Design Award Sponsorship for final graduate collection