Aspiration is global... our roots are African!

Òkun is an African-inspired, made & owned "Casual Luxury" & Premium Lifestyle Beachwear Brand, forged out of a desire to convey a positive and uplifting story using the bold colours and vibrant patterns of of African print as it’s medium. Channelling a pan-African spirit the Brand exposes a sense of heritage from which it draws the freedom to create each season afresh all the while avoiding stale tropes of the motherland.

Òkun is a celebration of inspiration and design, quality, creativity and heritage, traversing the entire African Continent for the world beyond. Founded in London in 2012, Okun is now stocked in 30 premium stockists internationally across 20 countries including the very exclusive ultra-luxury private properties of Island Outpost (of Island Records, Chris Blackwell) in Jamaica, Mr Porter, Browns, Matches, Fortnum & Mason's London, Alara Lagos, and luxury hotel chains (Constance Group in the Indian Ocean).

Bola Marquis is the Nigerian Founder and Creative Director behind OKUN. Naturally creative with an appreciation for menswear and style, Bola launched Òkun in 2013 leaving behind a 15 year career in IT and international hospitality.  Òkun is a distillation of Bola’s heritage and inspirations and embodies his creative passions and entrepreneurial drive to build an enduring and positive globally recognised contemporary African expression in fashion.

Brand Categories:

Men & Women's Apparel (Casual Luxury)

Men & Women's Apparel (Premium)



2014 House of Fraser UKFT Award Winner ‘Rising Star’

Founder & Creative Director:

Bola Marquis