One of the inquiries we get quite often is “who are the top Nigerian fashion designers you recommend?” We decided to revisit a list of the recurring names in Nigeria’s fashion industry within and outside the country. We’ve also included a few accesory designers we absolutely love!
Blokes “n” Diva [Lagos],
Deola Sagoe [Lagos],
JD 7 [Lagos],
Chichi and Chichi E [Philadelphia],
Jewel by Lisa [Lagos],
Ituen Basi [London],
Mai [Lagos, Philadelphia]
Remi Lagos [Lagos],
Emmy Collins [menswear] [London/Lagos] , Okunoren Twins [menswear] [Lagos],
Dakova [Lagos], House of Bunor,
Eboka Designs [South Africa],
Odio Mimonet [Lagos], Voyage [Lagos],
Gozi by Gozi Ochunogor [Tokyo].
Wewe Clothing [children and women] [Los Angeles]
Ruff n Tumble [Children] [Lagos] ,
O Emporium, Lanre Da Silva ,
Tabik Couture [Abuja],
Tiffany Amber [Lagos],
Nikhiran Couture [Lagos] ,
House of henri [lagos] ,
Honesty of Eve [Lagos] ,
Tae [Lagos] , Zebra Living [Lagos],
Ella Brown Couture [Los Angeles],
Lola Faturoti [New York] ,
Duro Olowu [London],
Kosibah Creations [bridal/London],
Dakou Collection [London]; and
Estella Couture [DC/Maryland].
If names are not highlighted then no contact info. is available. However, if you are planning to visit Nigeria soon, most local fashionistas within the country will know the names you speak of and direct you to the local boutiques of these designers.
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