I promised in my last post to bring you my top picks from the Lagos Fashion Week 2019 runway. Remember that fashion is how we interpret it, my favourite looks may not be yours. Also, remember to look beyond the models, you have to picture yourself in the outfit and envision how you’ll style it to enjoy every piece.
I have something for everyone, you like to be dressed modestly? You should look at the pieces from House of Kara. Please don’t forget to leave a comment, I’ll like to know which designer’s pieces you like best.
Launched in 2007, Yutee Rone is a high-end African based women’s wear. The label is known for its unique structural pieces made from the finest quality fabrics and with exceptional attention to detail.
This brand is certainly not a stranger to the blog as I have featured it on my favourite Nigerian brands read here. The collection was very colourful, flirty and trendy and we’re all in.
IDMA – HOF
Founded by Mfon Ogbonna, IDMA-NOF is a Nigerian based womenswear brand. Mfon is a pharmacist who got tired of drawing sketches on the pages of medical journals and decided to go back to school to study Fashion Design. blending art, fashion and craftsmanship in exciting ways. Talk about following one’s passion. Mfon is certainly our kind of girl on the Aunty Lulu blog.
The brand’s aesthetic is very bold and strongly influenced by the head designer’s colourful African heritage.
Haute Baso is an ethical fashion brand for the modern individual looking for thoughtful, simple and functional designs. The brand was established in March 2014 by two Rwandan designers with four female artisans and has since grown to collaborations with 275 artisans, 202 of the artisans being women. Definitely a brand to watch out for 👍🏽.
Mimi by Odio
This is the collection from the talented Odio Mimonet. Odio Mimonet has been producing couture for a discerning clientele for almost 20 years.
I especially love her take on the check fabric most pro unitate (FGC) girls wore as house wear. It’s a right back at you moment 😛.
An eponymous label launched in 2010, the creative director is a Parsons School of Design alumni who aims to bring African designs to an international audience.
I love the feminity of her designs, very fluid and sexy but not in a vulgar way.
House of Kaya
A Luxury Fashion Brand designed for the Kaya Woman. House of “Kaya” being a derivative from the Hausa word for Clothes is fascinated by the ability of the Kaya Woman to still look classy and elegant beyond her cultural boundary.
That’s their brand identity and I couldn’t agree more. Their collection was very classy and elegant, a to-go brand for the modest lady.
Owned by Senegalese fashion designer, Amanda Adams Ndiaye, Adams Paris prices are manufactured in Morocco and can be found internationally. She is credited with starting Black Fashion Week.
I love how her pieces are very wearable. Nice and chic collection.
Gozel Green was founded by twin sisters – Sylvia Enekwe-Ojei and Olivia Enekwe-Okoji in 2012. Every collection and design is driven by passion and drive to design clothing that would tell African stories in an unconventional, original and artistic manner. The brand targets women all over the world who are not afraid to stand out.
You really have to be artistic and unafraid to stand out to rock any Gozel Green piece.
CLAN is a little bit of everything: Fun, serious, simple, stylish and every synonym in-between young and fashionable. Owned by Teni, Aba and Tiwa Sagoe, sisters and daughters of renowned fashion designer Deola Sagoe.
They make some exceptional pieces for the working woman.
Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction. Founded by Maki Osakwe in 2010, the Maki Oh design ethos challenges prevailing notions of beauty and analyses cultural norms through a womanist lens.
Please read our previous post about this talented designer.
This collection looks like they’re taking us on a trip around the world, well we’re all packed and ready to go…
Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Ejiro started her brand in the year 2010. Her brand remains one of the go-to brands in Nigeria.
Cynthia Abila is a Nigerian based fashion brand. It is made for the travelling woman who loves to explore the diverse culture of worlds beyond her walls, but yet holds passionately to her roots and in every way seeks to tell her own local story.
Sunny Rose is an Abuja based fashion brand that is multicultural, chic and timeless. Creative director of Sunny Rose, Maureen Ikem Okogwu-Ikokwu started the brand in 2018. Definitely one to look out for.
Owned by Ohimai Atafo, thus fashion label is one of the most visible brands in Nigeria. The brand specializes in bespoke men’s suit and traditional outfits, alongside its sister brand Weddings by Mai Atafo which specialises in Wedding and evening dresses.
Mai and Odio Mimomet must have had a meeting on reviving the check house wear 😁, I’m not complaining though, loving it…
Another designer that is not new to us on the blog.
Every piece is a delight 🤗.
The brand was founded in March 2008 with the launch of it’s first runway show in Accra, Ghana. Founder, Aisha Obuobi began her love affair with fashion at an early age and thankfully is not stopping anytime soon.
Bravo to all the designers, such ingenuity and unrivalled creativity 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽.