Ayo Van Elmar Designer on Nigerian versus Vienna fashion industry, opens up about her brand

Opening up about living and owning business in opposite ends of the world, Ayo Val Elmar revealed she's constantly shuttling between Vienna and Nigeria making a name for her brand across the globe while set to go back to her field of study as a nutritionist and health coach in her new TV series set to launch.

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Elizabeth Ayo Olaogun of Ayo Van Elmar sat with Pulse TV to reveal the inspiration behind owning a brand name with a fusion of words from different continents.

READ: Ayo Van Elmar to unveil S/S'16 collection as networking mixer debuts fashion showcase

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Elizabeth Ayo Olaogun of Ayo Van Elmar

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The brilliant unassuming Nigeria and Vienna based designer who is a trained nutritionist spoke extensively about creating her brand, owning a CODESPACE - a large retail space that stocks unique brands.

The creative designer shares that the brand cuts across as relatable as anyone as it represents nationality. "When I started the brand I wanted to have a name that would represent different kinds of people and also ring a bell in different parts of the world. 'AYO' is African, 'VAN' is Dutch, 'ELMAR' was coined from a Spanish word meaning 'sea'.... a fusion of where the brand is heading. The Ayo Van Elmar brand is looking at expanding across the globe"

READ: Ayo Van Elmar showcase S/S'16 collection at networking mixer 1st 2016 edition

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A view of the Ayo Van Elmar CODESPACE located in Lagos Nigeria

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The designer revealed her passion for fashion got its peak around August 2010 after she rounded off her 5-year course as a nutritionist and health coach when she realized she wanted to start her own business - where are artistic tendencies will be put to play-as against a regular 9-5 job.

READ: Ayo Van Elmar debuts Spring/Summer 2016 'FISHBONE' collection

She spoke of a fond memory in high school where she used to carve things out of woods etc and sell off to her seniors and friends.

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Ayo Van Elmar CODESPACE located in Lagos Nigeria

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Opening up about living and owning business in opposite ends of the world, the designer revealed she's constantly shuttling between Vienna and Nigeria noting that both locations are different with the former serene and peaceful and the latter much more packed with activities.

With a TV show on food and health in the works, the designer is set to share tips and demonstrate her skills in nutrition and health to her teeming clients...

The Ayo Van Elmar brand encompasses classic styles, entrepreneurship, great customer service and more and the woman at the helm of the brand is just unstoppable.

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Ayo Van Elmar

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Watch her chat exclusively to Pulse TV above.

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