Born in Nigeria, Dolapo moved to London in 2012 to be close to the fashion capital. She registered her first company, Damaris Mode Ltd. in the UK and started selling private label shoes and handbags under her label, Damaris to learn retail. Dolapo then designed and launched a line of solar bags to be sold in Nigeria capable of charging mobile devices on-the-go. The bag still remains one-of-its-kind in that market..today. Eager to learn more about design and the business of fashion, Dolapo enrolled herself into the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in California. This was also a wonderful way to learn about the US market. Soon after she traveled to Italy to hone her shoemaking skills at ARSUTORIA, the International Technical Institute of Art of Footwear and Leather.
Oysby London ….Own Your Style, Be Yourself was founded in 2014. Since, debuting her first footwear collection in 2015 Dolapo has been captivating audiences with her footwear and handbags world wide. The brands distinctive design philosophy comes from re-inventing classics inspired by couture, past, present and future. Committed to creating imaginative designs in only the best materials with a pride in craftsmanship.
The brand continues to grow into categories her clientele leads her. The results are a blend of statement, casual and formal classifications that reveals itself to be feminine, potent, playful and pragmatic. Collections designed to strike a chord and no doubt whet your appetite for more.