BY BIMPE ADEBAMBO
‘Oligo tissew’ is a label created by Nigeria-born, Britain-educated and US-based Christopher Enuke. He coined the name, which means ‘refined cloth’.
Before designing for Oligo Tissew, he attended Otis Parson and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. He has a variety of experiences at companies from denim to knitwear. His designs have been spotted on stars such as Cameron Diaz, Eric Bennet, Halle Berry and so many others.
Oligo Tissew is held by its parent company Oliver Twist whose philosophy of the orphan who made it good holds true.
This label holds Christopher’s passion for design, but more than that, it is his way of giving back. He set up a scholarship fund in Nigeria so that village children can improve their future; and the success of Oligo Tissew line enables him help ensure the salaries of the village teachers.
He is happily married and almost always takes a bow at the end of his shows with his family!
His designs have been featured in American and British Vogues and many other magazines and he is a staple at the LA Mercedez Benz Fashion week.