Onalaja is a contemporary women’s-wear brand experimenting with demi-couture elements designed by
Kanyinsola Onalaja. The brand presents an imaginative concept blending the designer's Nigerian heritage, Italian design aesthetics, and a contemporary appreciation of beauty through its highly crafted pieces.
Onalaja is inspired by traditional craft technique. Key elements often explored in Onalaja pieces include texture clashes, a play on proportions, colour and textile manipulation. The focus is often on perfect execution, artisanal craft, intricate experimentation, and blending opposing elements to create beautiful wearable pieces. Every piece gets the attention befitting of the discerning wearer, a cosmopolitan woman with an appreciation for intricately made items.