Top 4 Nigerian Fashion Designers
Nigeria; a land of milk and honey is full of many great people including fashion designers. Nigerian fashion designers are the bomb. Their creativity is top-notch, relatable and more than appealing. Whether you’re an upcoming fashion designer or a fashion lover who’s obsessed with keeping in touch with the fashion world, particularly Naija fashion; this is for you.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the creativity of the top four Nigerian fashion designers in no particular order:
Lanre Da Silva
Have you heard of Eponymous Design Label? You sure have! It’s one of the top fashion brands for Nigerian celebrities, top-notch slay mamas’ and papas’. The brain behind this outstanding brand is ‘Lanre Da Silva’. Her brand stormed the market in 2005 and has continued to make indelible marks. Obsessed with creativity, she aesthetically combines patterns, colors, materials and prints to craft exceptional wears. Her brand is successful within and outside the shores of Nigeria. Moreover, she features varieties of collection– couture, hairpieces and statement jewelries. Let’s take a sneak peek into some of her recent collections:
Chaiiii!!! See as person pikin and cloth fineeee! Wearing Lanre Da Silva’s couture is surely the dream! I can’t wait to start looking like I dropped from heaven in her pieces, and I’m sure you can’t too.
Nude-colored dress are most ladies weakness because they can be paired with virtually all colors. We’re so in love with this nude piece, it’s heavenly. The fringing is just perfect for all moods.
The beauty of this dress is blinding. Amazingly stunning! Simple, but elegant!
Images Credit: Lanredasilvaajayi (Instagram)
Kunbi Oyelese is the creative director of the magic fashion brand, April By Kunbi. Truth be told, I’m obsessed with this brand. Who wouldn’t be? Her wedding pieces are gorgeous and mind-blowing. I mean, how can someone be so creative? April By Kunbi was birthed in 2010 after Kunbi graduated from the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. She has designed impeccable outfits for Mocheedah, and other big fishes in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Some of her creative collections include:
Magnificent is an under-statement! This is pure ART!
Images Credit: Aprilbykunbi (Instagram).
Does the name ring a bell? Don’t rack your head too hard! Yomi Makun is the founder of the infamous Yomi Casual Designs. He’s excellent at what he does- fashion designing. Always had an eye for fashion, Yomi studied Fashion designing and Technology of Clothing at Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, Nigeria. He crafts standard men’s cloths that are irresistible. Though some of his pieces can be worn by women, he’s majorly focused on men’s clothing. When you say men’s clothing, he’s the first name that comes to mind. In addition, he’s a recipient of several awards. He’s obviously talented and the go-to designer for many male celebrities. He has over 600k followers on Instagram. A King, I stan!!! Tuale!!! Here are some of his collections:
Images Credit: Yomicasual (Instagram)
A prolific designer and founder of the bespoke fashion brand, Mai Atafo, Ohimai Atafo’s fashion craft is superb. With over 100k followers on Instagram, he has won several awards which includes:
- 2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion Fashion and Design Week, Menswear Designer Of The Year
- 2016 – Abryanz Style and Fashion Award, Fashion Designer Of The Year, West Africa
- 2017 – Abryanz Style and Fashion Award, Style Fashion Icon Achievement Award
- 2011 Allure, Most Stylish Man Of The Year
- 2011 This Day Style, Best Dressed Man
- 2010 FAB Magazine, Fashion Brand Of The Year and many more.
Moreover, he’s known for his exquisite styles and designs. In 2011, his wedding line Weddings By Mai was launched. He has designed several celebrities outfit and he’s still in the business of doing so. He makes male and female pieces as well as native and English wears.
Images Credit: Maiatafo (Instagram)
Did we miss any other Top Nigerian fashion Designers from this list? if yes share in the comment section and also What’s your favorite designer’s piece? Mine is the Lanre Da Silva’s silk white dress worn by Rita Dominic. It’s astounding. Let’s hear from you in the comment section. We’ll love to learn from you and also, share more fashion ideas.
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