IYA₦U is a London based Textile designer and a walking personification of her work. Her natural instinct in design infiltrates her work, resulting in an exciting combination of graphics, composition and colours. Her designs have a unique identifiable signature. This is exemplified in all her work, whether it’s her prints, knit, photography or illustrations; all are full of character, personality, energy and dedication. A true embodiment of her.
IYA₦U celebrates her trans-cultural identity by fusing her Nigerian roots with her British upbringing.
She successfully completed a BA(Hons) in Textiles (2013) and was selected for ‘The Cass School of Art & Design postgraduate scholarship where she completed a Masters degree in Fashion & Textiles (2014). During her educational design development, she won ‘Hedonism Award’ and ‘Best in Show’ at the graduate exhibition.
IYA₦U debuted her AW/20 collection this February at London Fashion Week, BFC Show Space with ON/OFF presents… Her first collection ‘YOUTH’ was presented in Lagos, Nigeria (2018)