The Nigerian culture is being borrowed because these kings and divas have been able to share our love for life, not smothering it with the western fashion, but introducing it as its own strong voice. Below are 13 most sought after Nigerian fashion designers.
APRIL BY KUNBI
No red carpet event goes by without looks and designs from the fashion brand, April by Kunbi. The label was launched by Olakumbi Oyelese who is an expert in creating bespoke and ready to wear creations. April by Kunbi entails what femininity is and embraces all aspects of it making it a favorite among folks with the best fashion taste buds.
When you get so good at a thing and known for it, you always want to live up to expectations. Toju Foyeh is a proficient designer so skilled in the art of making evening gowns. She has a designer store in Victoria Island Lagos
Luxury fashion brand Iconic Invanity opened the doors to its 1st stand alone boutique at Grand Gardens, Banana Island, Ikoyi.The brand is owned by Nancy Nwadire. Iconic Invanity has continued to oversee success with each collection receiving outstanding reviews amongst fashion critics .
One of the most prominent faces we often see on the red carpet, whose designs and unique style blows our minds and keeps the ladies drooling is MAI ATAFO. This exceptionally creative mind has been in the industry long enough to be considered a fashion icon. His brand name MAI ATAFO INSPIRED is cleverly coined from his real name Ohimai Atafo – M for Mai, A for Atafo, and I for Inspired.
He is one of the top Nigerian fashion brands, starting out first as a model, then as model manger to being a make up artist, his ability to mesh vintage with modern plus retro is like no other. Specialized in bridal and bridesmaids garments, Frank Oshodi is one of those few whose work speaks for themselves.
Nigerian fashion designer and stylist, Toyin Lawani has always been an icon when it comes to fashion. Popularly called Tiannah, 31-years old Toyin Lawani prides herself as a serial entrepreneur with interests in designing, fashion consultancy, celebrity photo shoot and music video styling….
Yomi Makun got into the heart of men who love to look classy and casual at the same time. He is also one of the most sort after when it comes to smart casuals.
His designs are patronized by the rich, famous and influential like presidents and governors. Though he is not so young in the fashion and design game but he has a huge influence in the industry.
LANRE DA SILVA AJAYI
Lanre is a household name in the fashion industry, and since the existence of this fashion house,she has never failed her consumers.Her collection have been seen on many Nigeria celebrities’ homes and abroad.Her iconic signature designs are modern and fabulous.
Born in Nigeria, she set up the Wana Sambo Clothing Company in her teenage years in the university. Graudating was a stepping-stone to her quest in the Design world. She has worked in Interior Designing and the Entertainment & Music Sector. Her first runway event was a charity event/auction for an Orphanage called “Haven for the Nigerian child”.
when it comes to making women look exquisite, Tope Abiola means business. She has a penchant for all things statement, from her truly beautiful collection of silk prints, sequined and lace fabrics, to her foxy and show stopping styles.
EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI
Starting out as an independent designer Ejiro’s brand has gone on to become a household name in the fashion scene. She has participated at prestigious fashion shows including Arise Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa, New York Fashion Week, Face of Africa and at the MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week. She has styled an endless number of celebrities.
Abbyke Domina is a Lagos based fashion designer who makes fashionable clothes for women, she recently just released pictures to campaign her new collection for teens.