Nigerian fashion designers have come a long way. They are gaining so much recognition both home and abroad and it gladdens our hearts!
The Nigerian fashion scene has undergone positive changes in recent years. Our designers and their designs are being appreciated and their services are being sought after.
It is worthy of note that there are a number of good fashion schools that are willing to train and teach people this art.
Events are one of the things we look forward to. We cherish the glitz and glamour of every get together, the glorious spectacle and of course the dresses and wears worn.
The red carpet is where you get to strut your stuff in your latest designer clothes. One question you are sure to be asked is “who are you wearing?” this simply means who made your clothes? Or specifically, who is your designer? A lot of people really put time and effort into their looks especially those who have a persona and need to set the pace in the world of fashion.
FABLANE BY DERIN
Fablane by Derin is a Nigerian based women’s clothing line headed by Derin Fabikun who takes it upon herself to make women feel beautiful and comfortable with her unique designs.
Deola’s smart usage of African prints in her gorgeous elegant dresses has made her a favorite designer of such top world celebrities as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith. She has also received the MNET and Anglo Gold African Designs 2000 awards.
Deola creates unbelievably beautiful office and cocktail dresses.
She took the fashion industry by surprise when she upstaged the renowned Ralph Lauren’s show in 2000. Ever since, her line of fashion became the trend as she continuous to churn out hybrid design concepts from various cultures.
Zizi is incredibly popular all around the globe. She has won multiple awards for her talented creations reflecting the style and spirit of Nigeria.
Zizi became famous after such celebrities as Susan Peters and Eucharia Anunobi started rocking her designs all along the red carpet.
Known for her specialization in the dye fabrics, she has carved out a niche for herself as her reputation grows rapidly in the Ankara textile industry. She is known to be a self-made designer who has made her way to the top by creating sophisticated cosmopolitan styles.Her label is branched at New York USA and South Africa.
LANRE DA-SILVA AJAYI
Her first big break was in 2005 where she dazzled spectators with 1940’s couture which has blossomed to fit into various applications. She has since then made marks on various creative fashion design platforms globally.
“FLAKY” is a fashion icon with hands deep reputation in the fashion industry. She has featured in New York fashion week, and has bagged various awards such as “designer of the year” and “fashion brand of the year” at African Fashion week Johannesburg and ARISE magazine. Forbes has also recognized her in the powerful women list.
Clement Mudiaga Enajemo aka Mudi Africa is one of the leading fashion designers in Africa. The fashion house has branches in Ghana, Senegal, Nairobi and Johannesburg in South Africa. His creations are also appreciated outside Africa.
His unique embroidered kaftans deserve some special attention. Being rather simple in construction, they make any man look bold and sophisticated.
Ohimai Atafo is a highly appreciated Nigerian male designer whose ambition is to reveal the African man’s uniqueness and charisma. Ohimai is sometimes called the hottest male designer.