The Nigerian Fashion scene has clearly attained new heights! Luxury brands such as Deola Sagoe, Tiffany Amber, Mudi, Duro Olowu and many more, have set a precedent for young Nigerian designers, inspiring a fresh perspective on luxurious fashion.
These days, fashion has attained a level of expression so modern that is lasting in our minds, and has quite caught on. Fashion week in Lagos has opened our eyes to the multiplicity of Nigerian designers, and for that we are glad.
Fashion shows in Lagos like the popular Lagos Fashion week, Arise Fashion week and GTB Fashion Weekend, exhibit an array of designers from Nigerian luxurious brands that project a deep cultural representation with fine seams and exquisite embellishments.
Nigerian fashion is amply enriched with luxury brands that I couldn’t possibly mention them all. Nigeria is also blessed with fashionable people that will make it rain to look fabulous!
There’s hardly a red carpet event; movie premieres, fashion shows, art shows, that people aren’t clad in their finest; Celebrities and guests do not play at Lagos events.
Needless to say, wearing a Nigerian brand is the new Fashion.
In this article, I’m going to be highlighting some luxurious brands that are sure to make you empty your accounts. Get ready!
CLAN ready-to-wear is a global fashion brand based originally in Lagos, Nigeria. Their clothes encompass everything: stylish, fun, serious, casual, classy and exude a boss chick, CEO, working woman aesthetic.
Owned by Teni Sagoe, CLAN is located at 292f Ajose Adeogun St, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Genius obviously runs in the family, as the Sagoe family has made very apparent. The label was established in 2011, sustaining a pattern of sophistication and allure till date.
Do you like bags? Well, of course you do! Owned by Zainab Ashadu, Zashadu is a Nigerian luxury brand that specializes in handcrafted leather pieces. This Nigerian fashion brand speaks with raw elegance. If you want luxury, this is the place.
Her designs are inspired by the ancient art of tanning and leather-dyeing from Northern Nigeria. With the brands penchant for sustainability and elegance, Zashadu’s designs have become widely acclaimed home and abroad.
Located at 22 Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island Lagos, Zashadu houses the finest leather creations.
This Lagos based clothing brand is simply amazing! I like to call them luxurious because of how utterly gorgeous and plush their pieces look. Ibillolaogundipe has an array of premium outfits; bridal, bespoke and ready to wear. They are affordable so you and I can definitely own one.
This label is gaining recognition quickly too, which of course is very much deserved.
Andrea Iyamah is one of my favorite Nigerian fashion designers. This is mostly owing to the fact that she has such beautiful pieces and she is beautiful herself. This brand, though luxurious in everything, retains a natural yet feminine essence.
Although AI is famous for it’s swimwear, she also specializes in glamourous ready-to-wear and custom made special event dresses under its sister brand Andrea Iyamah Bride.
Her clothing line is strongly inspired by color, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.
This is a fashion brand that constantly represents. One more thing, I am in love with her models! African bodies just do it right!
Kaicollective is LUXURY! There’s this potent thing about the brand that strikes you.
This fashion brand is known for the rich colors their pieces embody. One popular piece is the Gaia print dress, that almost every woman now owns.
This is a London-based womenswear brand however, you can order from kaicollective online! Founded by Nigerian fashion and lifestyle blogger, Fisayo Longe created Kai for women who embrace their femininity,
The brand is not just luxurious, it has made a name by embracing inclusivity and creating pieces for all shapes, colors and sizes.
Their plus size models are va-va-voom!
What is luxury without Lisa Folawiyo? This Nigerian fashion brand is famous for it’s representation of our dear continent, with rich prints and textiles. Incorporated in modern day sewing, Lisa Folawiyo epitomizes beauty in sequins, threads, and the finest finishing.
Lisa Folawiyo stands out as one of the best Nigerian fashion designers. I don’t know why, but I can always tell a Lisa Folawiyo outfit before I see any labels. Incredible!
I am a very big promoter of buying Naija, because I believe it’s important that we support our own and grow the Naira. These brands will always continue to get my coins, except the days where my bank account is suffering.
Which of these luxury brands are your favorite? Tell me in the comments!