Motunrayo Olaogun, was the creative director of

Ayo Van Elmar until September 2020, and

the one who you are staring at as you read this, she moved to Vienna, Austria, at the age of 17 and founded the Ayo Van Elmar brand with four friends 

who are business professionals in non-fashion related industries. 

She earned a degree from the University of Vienna, where she studied nutritional sciences.


Motunrayo completed a five years magister (Diploma) programme of fashion design from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, one of Europe's most renowned art universities.


Together with her business partners, the brand is committed to impacting lives through successful business ventures, training African youth, especially women to become professionals in the fashion industry.  The brand founded the sunshine project, a charity mission in 2012.

Motunrayo is energetic and optimistic, a purpose-driven leader and a natural-born business enthusiast. Motunrayo believes in getting understanding in all she does and she is a believer in God's grace, God's goodness and His mercies. 


She loves great cuisines, she loves to read, travel and explore her world!


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