Gozi Portrait

U.Mi-1 is a contemporary brand for the modern cool man. It appeals to people who are passionate about clothes, who judge luxury from the finishing inside to the detailing on the outside. Describing the style as tailoring with a twist, Creative Director, Gozi Ochonogor transmits in the collections an appreciation of the culture of her homes: Nigeria, UK and Japan. The collections are exhibited in Paris.

Gozi Ochonogor studied Software Engineering at Imperial College London. Eschewing this career to become a fashion designer, she studied menswear design at the Central School of Fashion London and worked at the Anthony Reynolds gallery, which represented Turner Prize winners Mark Wallinger, Keith Tyson and movie director Steve McQueen, learning from first-hand experience and interaction with these artists. An astute pattern-cutter, Gozi explores themes of contemporary art forms, in particular architecture and cubism through clever construction. Her approach to tailoring is like that of an engineer - with a zeal for perfection and attention to detail.