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Top Nigerian Fashion Designers

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Fashion is so critical to human life that one of the major factors that can make people appreciate, reject or accept you is your appearance, as it has always being said that ‘the way you dress is the way you will be addressed’.

This saying has led people to strive to dress well and be fashionable, and this has in turn led to fame for several fashion designers who have been able to stand out in making exclusive outfits to boost people’s confidence and make them appreciated.

Here is a list of few of the top fashion designers in Nigeria in no particular order.

frank-oshodi 1Frank Oshodi

He is the owner of House of Bunor which started a decade ago. He has clothed many prominent people in Nigeria and has been in the fashion industry since 1989. He started his career as a model for fashion houses like Dakova, Supreme Stitches, Nikki Africanna amongst others. He became a house hold name when he styled and did make up for former Miss World, Agbani Darego in 2001 and has since been associated with simple elegance and effortless beauty.

ziziZizi Cardow

She started her fashion house named Zizi Industrial Clothing Company in year 2000. She is popular for her efforts in the revolution of African fabrics. She has won several awards for her contributions to the growth of fashion in Nigeria.

Deola-Sagoe-My-Nigeria-0001-600x400Deola Sagoe

She began designing in 1989 and is one of the designers who led to the global expansion of Nigerian fashion. The Nigerian diva is a believer of an age-old colourful tradition which she translates into the many layers and complexities of her remarkable designs. She has gained plenty international fans like Oprah and Will Smith. She has also gained a lot of recognition for her work with awards such as the MNET/ Anglo Gold African designs awards 2000.

duro-olowuDuro Olowu

This designer has truly taken everything that is ancient Nigerian culture, spirit and turned it into unique, classy, elegant fashion statement. His designs have been classified as a colourful and controversial combinations of African prints in a classic seventies tailoring. His collections have been used by lots of celebrities, socialites and the First Lady of America Michelle Obama.

Lisa-Folawiyo-5Lisa Folawiyo

The creative mind behind ‘Jewel by Lisa’, her signature is to transform Ankara fabric into bejewelled treasure. She is known home and abroad and she uses the highest grade of Ankara fabrics  and her Ankara prints to produce different types of beautiful designs, she has several fans like Beyoncé, Kelis and Eve, Tasha Smith among others.

Ade bakareAde Bakare

This is a name too familiar to most London and Nigerian high socialites. His creations have effect on every lady. His evening gowns are so elegant, day gowns so exquisite and wedding gowns so beautiful it will melt all heart in short his designs are always so hard to resist.

folarinFolake Folarin-Coker

Founder of the world famous brand Tiffany Amber which was founded about 13 years ago, she has been a leader in the creation of beautiful designs for women. CNN has stamped her brand as successfully a true international brand.


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