By Simisola Oladigbo
With the recent recurring theme on diversifying the economy and buying “Nigeria to grow the Naira,” many entrepreneurial endeavours have sprung up among young people. One industry that has particularly experienced this growth is the Fashion industry as many Nigerian are leveraging on the public recognition of the uniqueness of African fashion. Certain Nigerian brands have become industry names in the continent and even, globally. And even many more are making waves and are very likely to break grounds in the industry. They are indeed fashion brands to watch out for.
Adire Lounge by Cynthia Tule-Okochu
Adire Lounge is a hand dyed textile company that creates unique designs using the aged long skill known as “Adire” on non conventional fabrics like Silk, Chiffon, T-Shirts, Scarves, and Cotton Fabrics. Adire Lounge also make customized designs for fashion,interior designers and also corporate organisations.
We are also training youths and women in the art of Adire making, thereby preserving culture and traditions, the rich heritage and textile making skills of Africa, thereby curbing unemployment and creating Employment for the women and Youth.
GAVO Casuals by Gift Oshiobor
GAVO CASUALS is an upcoming fashion brand, targeted at producing classy, comfortable and affordable clothing, ranging from casuals, corporate wears, and ready to wear for female kids and adults.
Designs at GAVO CASUALS are influenced by a desire to help women build their self-esteem and unique personalities with good clothing and style. We are keen at sourcing good fabrics and emphatic on neatly finished clothes, so customers are sure to expect superb and long lasting clothing without having to break the bank.
GAVO CASUALS adds class to style.
Contact: 0703 954 0407, 0905 969 3634
Email – Efe_shantel@yahoo.com
Hamster & Co by Olushola Ogunyemi
Hamster & Co is an exciting and innovative Children’s Clothing brand aimed at providing comfortable, stylish and affordable pieces which are all produced in Nigeria. We believe the journey through childhood should be colourful, filled with prints and character so we factor that in our designs.
We recognized that there was a gap for quality, affordable and stylish clothing for children in Nigeria and invested creative energy on bridging the gap.
Since our early beginnings in 2017, we have gone above and beyond in providing reasonably priced quality clothing to kids in different homes across Nigeria and beyond.
Phone – 09092260815
Email – Hey@hamsterandco.com
Instagram – @hamstercokids
Mandy Rachael by Okhueleigbe Mandy Rachael
Mandy Rachael Designs is a socially conscious ethical fashion brand that creates uniquely designed handmade shoes and bags with leather and fabric and also gives back to support the education of less privileged kids with every purchase.
Mandy Rachael Designs works with pure leather but not exotic skins, vegan leather and fabrics to create her unique pieces.
Instagram handle @mandyrachael
Melia by Jade by Jadesole Rawa
Melia by Jade is a clothing brand established out of love…love for art, for culture, for clothes, for all things beautiful. We are passionate about mixing art with wearability, making every woman see the fun, sexy, chic side of herself.
With the use of hand-dyed Adire, Batik, Tie-Dye, Kampala, the brand offers a mixture of old vintage art with modern functional pieces that appeal to the contemporary woman.
Afrogarde by Chinenye Ilondu
Afrogarde is a ready-to-wear clothing brand which makes conversation starter pieces for women. Our clothes are handmade with love in Nigeria by women for women.
Afrogarde’s design core is centered on bold patterns and colourful African inspired prints which represent our tribal heritage as African women both at home and in the diaspora. Our clothes instill confidence, class and comfort in our tribe of Afrogarde women.
Ollie Corban by Oluwabusayo Bolaji
Established in 2017, Ollie Corban is a Premium Footwear Brand with stylish, fashionable and sophisticated products. The brand is synonymous with supreme craftsmanship and distinctive designs.
Specialising in footwear for Men and Women, the brand continues to provide the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Over the year Ollie Corban has been built into a thriving footwear business whose products are conscientiously handcrafted using authentic leather sourced locally and internationally.
Pearl Deven Couture by Eghosa Sheila Ogbebor
Pearl Deven Couture is a women wear luxury brand with presence in Ghana, where the Creative Director studied and in Nigeria.
The company designs detailed and intricate pieces ranging from evening wears to bridals.
Pearl Deven believes that being stylish and being comfortable are not mutually exclusive. Pearl women are a picture of gorgeousness and comfort.
Phone Number: 08179920213
Facebook: Pearl Deven Couture
Ayo Naledi Designs by Ayotunde Agunbiade
Ayo Naledi Designs started in 2016 as a creative shop for personalized jewelry and accessories. All of our jewelry is made from precious and semi precious metals and stones. Our customers seek jewelry that is both useful and unique. With a combination of expertise, technology and global trends, we help them create beautiful memories because at Ayo Naledi Designs, it is more than just jewelry.
Siaz Couture by Imoukhuede Akhigbe
Siaz Couture is a contemporary bespoke fashion design company based in the Federal Capital Territory. The company uses high end yet affordable fabrics and an innovative and unique mode of design and production of bespoke outfits that don’t cost a fortune.
In less than two years of operation in Abuja, Siaz has carved a niche as one of the most trusted, reasonably priced and creative menswear designer for men who love classic looks. They also deliver nationwide.
With their wide range of bespoke kaftans, agbadas and suits, the company is definitely one to watch out for.
Instagram: @siazcouture, @s.i.a.zfashion
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in The Spark Magazine. Find the magazine here to read more articles.