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Eccentric Creativity from Kem Kem Studios

Kem Kem Studios is a truly creative and original fashion label. The brand is well known for its extensive use of color and eccentric mix of fabric. Their pieces feature edgy and unique blazers which I especially love. Fabrics usually …

Minimalism Art from Bridget Awosika

Bridget Awosika is arguably the Queen of minimalism in Nigeria. The fashion label has won several awards, including the Future Award for Designer of the Year in 2011. Their pieces are fresh and such a difference from the usual fashion …

Quirky Africans from Zed Eye

Zed Eye has been a household name for a while now. Several celebrities like Genevieve Nnaji, Kelis and Shingai (the front woman of The Noisettes) have been seen sporting pieces from the brand. And for good reason. The brand is …

Vintage-Inspired from Jidz

Jidz is a brand that focuses on creating lovely leather bags. The creative director, Juliet David-West, has struck a fine balance in her designs that ensure that both local and international markets clamor for her handcrafted collections. She uses a …

The Ekopolitan Memoirs of Haus of Hercules

Since 2010, Haus of Hercules has been steadily gaining recognition in the Nigerian fashion scene, especially because of their famous and original velvet slippers. The brand specialises in creating shoes and bags from different materials like leather, velvet and African …

Class and Originality with Minku

Leather signifies quality, agelessness and durability, but when a brand like Minku works with it, it can also signify beauty, style and originality. Minku is a Nigerian leather goods company that started only about a year ago but are already …

Simply Swag from HarKen

HarKen is an up and coming unisex clothing label that I see great things for. They pride themselves in their ‘Luxury prêt-a-porter’ line and create pieces in a wide style range – from corporate suits to jeans and casual wear. …

Nigerian Queens and Kings from Purple Pepper

Purple Pepper Clothing is a ‘progressive brand primarily based on revitalizing and rejuvenating the Pan-African experience using funky ethnic motifs and graphics’. Their debut collection was the T-shirt range titled Play Your Cards Right. When I first saw the tees …

Fluttery Kaftans from Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Ejiro Amos Tafiri has spent a significant amount of time learning and practicing design. She has worked with Zizi Ethnic Clothing, Out of Africa and Tiffany Amber. But she has come into her own oh so well. Her designs are …

Youthful Class from Debratas

Debratas is a relatively new fashion label that is fast making its own distinctive mark in the industry. The label recently released its first Ready-To-Wear collection and we can see just how versatile the label promises to be. Their beautiful …