U.Mi-1 (pronounced you.me.one) is Gozi Ochonogor’s second brand which she began when living in Tokyo in 2008. It has a following with actors and music bands and collaborated with brands such as ±0 and Puma. In 2011, Gozi moved back to the UK. She refocused U.Mi-1 as a brand whose collections were inspired by Nigerian culture, mixed with British and Japanese aesthetic believing that it is through our similarities that we begin to appreciate our differences. The brand is stocked in stores in the UK, Japan and Nigeria.
A special thanks to Lai Momo and Africa e Mediterraneo for their support in the show preparations. www.laimomo.it