We specialize in designing deeply rooted African-inspired clothing and accessories focused on using our styles to tell stories of our magnificent Nigerian culture and heritage. We view ourselves as not just story tellers of African elegance but also playing a role in helping drive its economy with all our fabrics sourced and our clothes handmade in Nigeria.
Ray Darten represents an idea held by Yetunde Olukoya ,a medical doctor turned designer, whose idea has finally come to life...transitioning from a long adored hobby and taking the huge leap to share its uniqueness with the world. She strongly believes in sharing our handcrafted pieces, made of bold ankara prints , with styles geared towards complimenting each individual's unique beauty.
The name Ray Darten was birthed from a wordplay with her kids' rich Yoruba names...Ire, pronounced eRAY, DARa & TENi.
Our team is made up of Yetunde, who styles and designs all products in California along with her 3 little minions (with conversations ending with “Wow mommy, I love that. It's buutifuu”), and Wole Olukoya responsible for administrative efforts.
We also look to maintain a commitment to outstanding customer service with emphasis on responding quickly to any questions or concerns and welcoming feedback regarding our products.