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Nigerian Fashion Designers – Top 10 To Admire

Designers are the primary start point of any desired creative style. Nigerian fashion designers have managed to create some of the most remarkable creations and innovative styles. Their work has been showcased in fashion runways around the world and been graced with the top nods from fashion bigwigs. So, we’ve come up with a list of African designers who have proven fashion design skills.

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Top Nigerian Fashion Designers That Make Killer Designs

1. Duro Olowu


Duro Olowu is no doubt one of the top Nigerian clothing designers and among Africa’s finest. His fashion line, Duro Olowo has been featured in numerous fashion runways and featured in a number of fashion events. His work has evolved and has become an inspiration for African designers and fashionistas.

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2. Lisa Folawiyo


Lisa Folawiyo has been hailed among Nigerian designers that have the most ingenious designs. Her creation features a blend of West African inspired designs with an edgy futuristic touch. The fashion designs have won her accolades among various fashion platforms in the world.

Nigerian Fashion Designers

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3. Folu Ajayi


Folu Ajayi has designed her way to becoming among the top African designers. The 22-year-old’s story is an inspiring one of following one’s dreams. The youngster has an established a fashion label, House of Dabira which features some of the most detailed and authentic African clothes’ designs.

Nigerian Fashion Designers

4. Mai Atafo


Mai Atafo is arguably one of Africa’s and Nigeria’s top fashion icons and designers. His brand, Mai Atafo Inspired, has dressed top celebrities and earned him a legion of followers. His pieces are a collection of chic and traditional fusions that you are bound to fall in love with. He has achieved numerous milestones including the GLITZ Designer of the Year award.

Nigerian Fashion Designers

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5. Oluwatobi Akintoye


She is  among the featured Top Ladies in Fashion and Beauty Business. Despite her humble beginnings, she has some of the unique African fashion creations. Her fashion designs and styles are a mix of edgy and natural flare to the African fabric. Her collections have in effect been showcased all around the world .

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6. Vovwe Omoke


She the creator Ovom Fashion which aims at empowering the African woman through fashion. She has been using fashion as her tool for empowerment in various creative ways. This has seen her achieve remarkable fashion milestones. Bold and creative blends are the recurring themes in her pieces.

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7. Folake Folarin Coker


Folake Coker is a creator, fashion icon, and director of top fashion brand, Tiffany Amber. She established her brand in 1998 and has since then been making African inspired designs that have a modern feel. The focus and detailed loveliness in these creations have seen wide acceptance.

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8. Zizi Cardow


Zizi Cardow has made quite an impact on African fashion. She has designs that cater for every mood, from adventurous to serene. She accomplishes this by blending different elements and inspiration to accomplish this. This has broadened her impact on both the African and Nigerian fashion styles.

Nigerian Fashion Designers

9. Adebola Adebowale


Derb’s Signature is quickly becoming a household name in Nigerian fashion. Adebola established the label as a way to realize her design prospects. She has used it to propel her homely yet edgy designs of the African fabric to the next level. Her work oozes perfection and lovely attention to detail.

Nigerian Fashion Designers

10. Modupe Adeoti


She is the head designer behind the 17.09 Couture label. She has based her designs on the Nigerian touch of aesthetics with modern trends. She uses this as her base and goes on to create lovely designs that have met the fashion world’s attention. This is why she’s such an inspiration.

Nigerian Fashion Designers

These are some of the top Nigerian fashion designers have made their mark on the African fashion scene. Their work is a clear indicator of the immense fashion potential in the country.


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