Born in London with Nigerian heritage, Gbemi Okunlola exercised her creative mind and taught herself to sew from the young age of 11. She began creating gowns from home and since then became an expert in luxury womens fashion and bridal wear. Gbemi understood the importance of individuality and established Alonuko in 2013 as a Luxury British Bespoke brand. Alonuko designs encapsulate class, sophistication and originality. All designs are focused on highlighting beauty and confidence with style.

Gbemi believes "a woman should work with their qualities within, to edify her beauty without." She has created Alonuko to work with the female form, not to hide imperfections or flaws but to accentuate desired features.