Gbemmy Johnson is the brain behind O'Eclat Designs – a dynamic brand creating beautiful and affordable handcrafted totes, clutches, purses, wallets, slippers and belts and notepads using leather and gorgeous African fabrics with contemporary appeal. Each piece's creation shows a keen attention to details.
The label is influenced by African rich culture and colours, hence the use of rich African prints, leather and plethora of other materials with a contemporary edge. Each piece represents a perfect individuality and style with key attention to details. With inspiration drawn from everywhere, every piece is a unique, classic design made for fashion lovers of all ages.
Her vision is to become a unique fashion and home accessories brand by providing accessories which value longevity and individuality over the disposable. Her mission is to make clients stylish with beautifully created artistic and tasteful adornments that exude an elegant edge.
O'Eclat, birthed in 2010, is pronounced O-ey-klah and is a derivative of the designer’s name Oluwagbemisola and a French derivative English word 'Eclat' which means distinction. The label came out of passion and an ongoing love affair with African rich prints and leather – its smell, malleability, durability, color and texture.
Gbemmy Johnson studied Biological Sciences (Microbiology) at the University of Ilorin and also has a diploma in Fashion Merchandising & Design from the Stratford Career Institute. She has also participated in various online and hands-on seminars and workshops on designing, and leather repair and restoration.
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