In Nigeria, the fashion industry is growing year-by-year. Both the international and the established designers in Nigeria try their best to design pieces with an aspect of African culture boasting the local trade. The unique, classy, trendy and stunning fashion in Nigerian icons, its an effort that needs to be appreciated and recognized.
Nigerian Fashion Designers for Men and Women
Nigerian fashion design styles are borrowed by other countries to create their own designs. Here is a list of the Nigerian fashion designers that have rocked in 2018.
Zizi Cardow is a well-renowned designer for the multi- awards that she has received. Her pieces are sold internationally. She owns Zizi label where she markets her pieces. Zizi launched her label in 2000 and this opened her entry into the world of fame. Her pieces have been showcased on the runways in Paris, USA, Cape Town.
Atafo is among the male Nigerian designers who are very popular owning the Mai Atafo labels. His male pieces designs made him receive an award of the Hottest New Male Designer in Style Award and City People Fashion events. He also owns a wedding line that creates Nigerian fashion dresses and gowns, which he called Weddings by Mai. Being in the industry for about 5 years with a list of success makes him at the top list of the Nigerian designers.
Ade has 20 years in the fashion industry with lots of success. He designs classy and trendy gowns that have made him popular not only in Nigeria, but also internationally especially London. The award-winner has received many bridal-design awards. He is also popular for writing fashion articles.
Soares is renowned for his designs that have the power of giving every man look trendy and expensive. He gets his inspiration from the fabrics in Nigeria with the Japanese excellence in tailoring. Many politicians are amongst his clients. In simple clear terms, Anthony classic pieces sell internationally.
Lisa is a creative designer who owns the Jewel brand. Her goals are to change the wax prints of Ankara to be the jeweled classy treasure. She promotes the Nigerian culture with a sweet combination of cool but trendy urban designs and a bit of Afro-pop, which look very stunning. Lisa’s pieces have been showcased on the runways in New York, 2010. That makes Nigerians be proud of her.
He started off as a model to a model manager and to the successful designer he is now. Frank is holding many events in Nigeria because of his diverse experience. He is renowned for his selection as the mark—up artist by Silverbird. His efforts need to be appreciated.
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Lola’s role model was her grandmother who designed traditional Nigerian pieces. She got her inspiration from Obama campaigns and created dresses with Obama prints. Her pieces were extremely the sought-after in New York. Her creativity designs deserve an appreciation.
Deola is an among the top Nigerian designers who have the ability to create classy and trendy pieces from old but colorful traditional designs. Her beautiful prints have made her an international designer. Will Smith and Oprah are among her long list of fans
Folake Folarin Coker
Folake is the owner of Tiffany Amber brand. She has been exposed to many cultures, which inspires her into the fashion industry. Her pieces are colorful and trendy making her the only designer in Africa who graced the Mercedes Fashion Week, New York. Nigerians call her a heroine.
Michelle Obama owns a piece of Duro Olowu in her wardrobe. His pieces have a unique, colorful, controversial, and trendy combination of African prints. His long list of clients like Uma Thurman and Linda Evangelista love his unique and elegant pieces.