Top 10 Nigerian fashion designers
Well this is my first article regarding fashion; fashion in Nigeria has really grown fast over the years. Nigeria fashion has turned out to be recognized in the fashion industry not only in African continent but also globally.
In Nigeria lot of fashion designers has won a lot of accolades for their great jobs and roles in showcasing Nigeria culture and diversity.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 Nigeria fashion designer in 2019. This fashion designer has placed Nigeria and African fashion on international map.
He is based in London though he was born in Nigeria; he shares both Nigerian and Jamaican roots. Duro olowu is famous in Nigerian and also in the global fashion industry. He is a well-respected Nigerian fashion designer. He is famous for is colorful and unique African prints. Duro olowu is multi-talented when it comes to patterns. His design’s has incorporated the rich culture and diversity of the Nigerian people.
Duro olowu gained interest in fashion when he was around six year, duro olowu talent has earned him global recognition with top clients such as the USA former president wife “Michelle Obama, solange Knowles and Linda Evangelista and many more.
He is also a lawyer by profession but he values fashion more.
Duro has bagged numerous awards which has raised his profile in the global fashion industry.
In 2005 He became the very first designer to be named “New Designer of the year” at London fashion week and in 2009 he was also named “the best international designer”. You can Google duro olowu to no more about him. Let’s run along to our top 2 on the list.
Lisa is a self-made Nigerian fashion designer; she is famous for the way she creatively fuses traditional West African fabrics using modern tailoring techniques. She started 2005 and she has successfully grown into becoming a global brand having showrooms in Nigeria and New York. She is popularly known for her label – jewel by Lisa.
She uses Ankara, a traditional West African fabric to create captivating and luxurious custom prints. She owns a fabric line that produces accessories like purses and jewelry.
Some of her celebrity clients are Tasha smith, eve and Beyoncé. Her collection has been showcased in us, South Africa and including UK and she also participated in New York fashion week 2010 and Paris fashion week 2010.
Lisa folawiyo is a graduate of law at one of Nigeria University, but she prefers to go after her first love which happens to be fashion.
Deola is the founder of the house of deola sagoe, she is an entrepreneur and a well renowned Nigeria fashion designer. She launched her career in 1989; deola has a master’s degree in finance and management from university of Lagos and university of Miami. Her signature designs, elegance and attitude draw their inspiration from fabrics with a traditional Nigerian touch and western aesthetics. Her three daughters teni,tiwa and aba sagoes took after her and are the proud owners of the famous CLAN FASHION LABEL.
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I did some research about her before writing about her so just in case I make a little error you could just correct me via the comment session. She is the founder and CEO of Tiffany amber a famous label which was founded in Lagos in 1998. Folake was born in Lagos but she schooled in Europe (Scotland, Switzerland and England). In Europe she got the opportunity to engage with various cultures at young age. She studied petroleum law in Switzerland but her passion for culture led her into fashion designs.
Her taste for colorful creation has earned her global recognition, she was the first African fashion designer to showcase her talent at The New York Mercedes fashion week two years in a row, and she has been featured by international media houses like CNN and many more. She received an enterprise award at (woman, inspiration and enterprise) WIE in 2013. Her creativity and achievement had made her into Forbes power woman list in Africa.
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Lola is a Nigerian born, New York based fashion designer with renowned international reputation. She is from western Nigeria (Ondo state), schooled in London before moving to New York in her early 1990s. She actually started fashion during her childhood. Lola faturoti became famous after making a dope dress for barrack Obama to celebrate is election has the president of United States.
She worked as an employee in Charivari Boutique where the president of the company noticed her potential and passion for unique fashion and helped her launch her very first fash
The second man on the list is a young and talented fashion designer who is directly into men’s clothing line. His pieces are trending at global fashion market in the US, UK and France. Anthony has uses is talent to make an impact on the community through mentoring program created by him to help young and upcoming eligible Nigerian designers to excel.
Celebrity fashion designer frank oshodi a famous designer whom designing is just one of his artistic qualities. He has been in the fashion industry since 1989 but he started his label few years back “House of bunor” . He is known for working with all fabrics in other to achieve both local and western styles.
He is a perfect presentation of how Nigerian cultural diversity has been embraced in unique fashion design trend.
He worked on famous tv commercials that got him ranked as a model manager. He went into choreography before he finally launched his makeup label. He became famous after he got hired by silver bird as their official designer and makeup artiste for agbani darego who was the miss world winner in 2001.
Ade an established Nigerian fashion designer whose designs have caused ripples around the globe. He has been into fashion design for two decades his designs are popular and has made him a household name on both Nigeria and London.
Ade was born in UK and he also schooled in UK, he was later employed by some of the top finest fashion houses of Christian stambolian and victor Edelstein.
He founded Ade Bakare couture in 1991 where he started selling his own collections to various boutiques in europe.
Mia is a famous and a well-known Nigeria designer, he became famous after he launched his brand “mai atafo”. Today is brand is a well-known brand both locally and globally.
He is a trained IT specialist having a master degree in Information system and technology in the UK.
He has made dresses for lot of celebrities in Nigeria such as – Most beautiful girl in Nigeria in 2005.he has also designed for the likes of omowunmi akinnifesi, mercy Johnson, 2baba. Waje and lot more.
Finally we zizi cardow ranked our top 10 on the list; she had launched her label zizi which made her famous. She is known for promoting anakara fabric which has earned global fame as the fabric is now being worn to red carpets event around the globe. She was awarded in 2002 by Dame Award for her outstanding achievement in fashion and also she won the st. moritz style selection award and Nigerian woman award.
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