Award winning Nigerian international supermodel Bunmi Ademokoya was one of the models who walked the runway for South African designer David Tlale at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week holding this week.
She was also on the runway for Spanish fashion label, Desigual which showcased its Fall/Winter 2014 collection at the event. Bunmi worked alongside supermodels and Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton. Sudanese-American model Atui Deng, the niece of Alek Wek was also on the runway. The above Fashion TV video shows Bunmi at work.
Once billed as the ‘New Naomi Campbell”, Bunmi Ademokoya is the toast of international designers around the world and since coming 2nd at the Nigeria’s Next Super Model talent hunt in 2007 from where she went on to win Best Model Of The World Contest in China, she she has walked the runway in Lagos, Abuja, Dubai, Milan, Malta, Johannesburg, Cape Town, China, New York, Washington DC, Paris, the Caribbean, Nairobi, Accra, London, and so many other fashion cities. She won the Young Model of the Year in 2009 at The Future Awards. She is signed to Isis Model, an international model agency founded by Mrs. Joan Okorodudu with offices in Johannesburg, New York, and Lagos.
Davis Tlale, who is showcasing at the prestigious fashion week holding at the Lincoln Centre in New York launched his brand 9 years ago, his profile on the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week website says:
Renowned for his undeniable knack for showmanship and elaborate designs, Tlale’s work is both daring and dramatic—a brand that defies convention and a brand that impenitently employs unpredictable use and understanding of fabric, color and texture. David Tlale has taken his work around the world, and partnered with a number of influential brands in South Africa. In 2009, we was awarded Fashion Designer of the year at the Arise Africa Fashion Awards, and later made his debut at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week with a collection entitled “Cultural Intimacy.”