Welcome to Ollanla
Who we are
Our designs combine African iconography and details with modern silhouettes. We create unexpected, beautiful pieces that reflect and celebrate our heritage.
Each piece is luxuriously crafted in the United States, with customizable options to make every design distinctly yours.
Pronounced aw•lan•la, Ollanla is a phrase in Yoruba that means great honor, wealth, majesty and authority. It is a phrase that suggests a depth beyond what is tangible and a worth of immeasurable value. Yoruba is a language spoken in southwest Nigeria.
Our Tree of Life logo was inspired by traditional yoruba iconography and wax print resist dyeing methods. It represents pride in our heritage and symbolizes the essence of the word Ollanla
Ollanla’s founder Funmi Williamson was born and raised in Nigeria. Funmi moved to the United States in 2002, where she founded Ollanla as a tribute to her African heritage in 2017. Through Ollanla, Funmi creates pieces that fuse classic elegance with her penchant for luxurious fabrics and bold colors that both contrast and surprisingly complement one another. Her designs convey a sense of heritage and pride, declaring where we come from and who we are today.
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