Top 8 Nigerian Female Fashion Designers Home and Abroad


Female fashion designers are spectacular wanting their clients to look different, impressive and attract the attention of others through their numerous stylish outfits.

As fashion designing has taken a tremendous turn from the norm to a big space for many to thrive, we have women doing great in this sector with various areas of speciality.

This article discusses about 8 Nigerian women doing great in the female fashion design space.

1 Tiffany Amber
This brand is owned by Folake Folarin-Coker
A masters degree holder in petroleum law but with jgreat passion for fashion and with unique designs with taste for each woman began her journey into having the Tiffany Amber brand in 1998.

She made record as the first African designer to be invited to the New York Fashion Week for two seasons in a row.

She has also been widely featured by International media houses such as CNN, and has bagged an Enterprise Award at WIE (Women, Inspiration and Enterprise) Symposium.
Also, she has made it onto the Forbes Power Women in Africa list.

Tiffany Amber

2 Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe is a renowned Nigerian female fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of The House of Deola Sagoe.
A graduate of finance and management launched her brand in 1989 and has made global recognition from then till date.

She was the 1st black woman to present a collection at Alta Roma Rome’s celebrated fashion week, back in 2004 and the first Nigerian to have her own stand-alone show at the New York Fashion Week September 2014.

She is also the innovator of the the Komole design which is an assemblage of designs for bridal and occasional wear drawing upon the mood and romance evoked by royalty and royal weddings through the ages. The design combines Aso-oke and lace and in the words of the creator of this beautiful piece.

She is notable for propagating the uniqueness in African prints and this has made her known to high personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.
Her love for Adire Fabric is also great and she has been able to ploy people for the tie and dye Adire fabric production.

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Deola sagoe

3 Lisa Folawiyo

She launched her brand with the name Jewel by Lisa in 2005 and is known to be one of the best female fashion designers who infuses traditional West African fabrics with modern tailoring techniques and with an emphasis on beading and sequin trim.

A graduate of Law from the university of Nigeria has grown to become a global fashion brand with her line in high demand in New York, South Africa and in Nigeria.

She has participated in both the New York and Paris Fashion Week in 2010 and gotten awards in the fashion line one of which is the African Fashion Award in 2012 and was was also featured in Vogue Italia in 2012

Some of her celebrity fans include Beyonce, Kelis and Tasha Smith.

Lisa Folawiyo

4 Lola Faturoti

Lola Faturoti is a British Nigerian award winning Female fashion designers based in New York city renowned for her experience and global relevance.

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She is unique and dynamic in her art as she combines diverse traditions and cultures with modernity.
She derived her love for fashion from her grandmother a renown fashion designer in Ondo State, Nigeria.

A graduate of the London school of fashion and was the first fashion designer chosen to represent the United States in the Osaka Fashion Show in Japan.

Lola Faturoti

5 Lanre da silva

She is the founder of the eponymous design label.

Da Silva’s collections often incorporate metallic fabrics, lace and African patterns, while referencing the 1940s or 1800s.

She creatively combines pattern, print and traditional fabrics to produce everyday wear, gowns, evening wear and this make this label successful outside Nigeria.

Always referencing the you are looking for the latest lace style designs, Ankara and Aso Ebi pattern designs, shes your best plug for that.

Lanre da Silva

6 House of luminee

Abiodun Folashade Tokunbo is the CEO of Anjy Luminee Couture also known as House of Luminee, a high profile designer of Nigerian stylish outfits.

She is highly talented in making master pieces and popularly known for styling and designing many royalties and celebrities clothing such as Mercy Aigbe, Bimbola Adenuga, Iyabo Ojo to mention a few.

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CEO luminee

7 Toju Foyeh

Her brand is notable for designing outfits for the brides and thier bridesmaid and also for styling brides and other celebrities too.

She has styled several celebrities such as Toke Makinwa, Tiwa savage, Osas Ajibade and many more.

Toju Foyeh

8 Kathy Anthony

Based in Abuja Nigeria , her brand is best known for her Ankara fabrics on most stylish Nigerian outfits and imparts her knowledge through her fashion academy.

Kathy Anthony

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