Fashion design is a big sector in major parts of the world today and we have a lot of individuals making waves in their own space.
Nigeria has not been left out as well as we have men and women fashion designers who has made the nation proud both locally and internationally.
This article will be discussing about Nigerian Male fashion designers who has made a name for themselves here and abroad.
1 Yomi Makun
His brand is popularly known as Yomi Casual.
Yomi makun is a force to reckon with in the Nigerian fashion industry as he has various unique designs using African traditional materials and this has made him stand out amongst other fashion designers.
He happens to be the younger brother of celebrity comedian Ayo Makun (known as AY)
He has numerous awards to his credit too
Some of which includes designer Of The Year 2011, Nigerian Youth Merit Awards Fashion Designer Of The Year 2011, Exclusive Impact Magazine Fashion Designer Of The Year, Nigeria Models Achievers Award 2014.
He has attracted a lot of celebrities and average Nigerians alike to his brand
Some of his clients includes AY, aki and paw paw and house of assembly member Desmond Elliot.
2 Ohimai Atafo:
He is a guru in the fashion industry and owns the brand name Mai Atafo.
An alumnus of Edo State University, Epkoma with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension and a Masters degree in Information Systems and Technology from City University, London.
He has worked in several corporate organisations which includes British American Tobacco and Guinness Nigeria Plc 2007. In 2010, he left his role as a Senior Brand Manager to venture into Fashion full time.
Ever since, he has dressed people of high calibers including A-list celebrities to include Jay Jay Okocha, 2face, Waje, M.I, Stella Damascus, Mercy Johnson, D’Banj and Banky W.
He has numerous awards to his brand some of which include FAB Magazine Fashion Brand of The Year, LFW Menswear Designer of the year, Allure’s Most Stylish Man of the Year, City People Fashion and Style’s Hottest New Male Designer (two years in a row), Mode Men Magazine’s Fashion Designer of the Year, etc.
3 Duro Olowu
He is a Nigerian fashion designer with Nigerian and Jamaican roots. He is based in London where he practices his fashion design.
Duro Olowu has become popularly known for his beautiful designs using bright colours and vintage print to create sophisticated and highly sought after designs.
His great talent among other fashion designers has brought him to limelight as some powerful women that has patronized him includes the US former first lady Michelle Obama, the American singer Solange Knowles, the American actress Uma Karuna Thurman and many others.
His has some awards to his credit as well and has been awarded dress of the year by both British vogue and American Vogue.
4 Yemi Osunkoya
Yemi Osunkoya is a graduate of Fine Arts and Textile Design from the Obafemi Awolowo University and has a fashion diploma at the Paris Academy School of Fashion, London.
He is a New York based Nigerian fashion designer and the founder and creative director of Kosibah Creations a bridal couture and evening wear fashion brand.
His brand “Kosibah” was named after his mother’s name “Cosiba” , which, in the Republic of Benin, represents a female child born on a Sunday.
Kosibah Creations designs regal clothing and luxury bridal gowns and evening wears for high-value women across the UK, Nigeria , South Africa , US and the Caribbean.
He has celebrity clients like Diane Abbott; singer & TV personality Alesha Dixon; Janet Boateng the wife of Paul Boateng, actress Louise Rose; singer Stephanie Benson ; former Miss World Agbani Darego , Hollywood actress Indra Ove as well as Kelly Rowland to name a few.
He has bagged some awards to his credit, some of which includes; International Designer of the Year award , City People Award , Diamond Recognition from National Weddings UK, Bridal Designer of the Year, Mahogany Bridal Awards.
5 Ugo Monye
Ugo Monye is a contemporary fashion company with over ten years of resourceful experience. The brand is known to constantly deliver best-in-class and high quality clothing and design servicing both private and commercial customers.
His brand is also known for its bold and unique African culture designs with a fuse of a contemporary contort.
He was recognized by Vanguard Allure Women and Fashion Awards as the Wedding Designer of the year 2017.
6 Clement Mudiaga Enajemo
Clement Mudiaga is the founder of Mudi Africa a clothing brand with branches in parts of Africa including Ghana, Senegal Nairobi, South Africa and Nigeria branch located in Anthony village Lagos.
He is remarkably known for designing men wears most especially traditional outfits like the embroidered kaftan.
He has great clients within the media industry and the political clique as well. Some of them includes actor and tv personality Richard Mofe Damijo, tv host Frank Edoho, Ghanas president and other top celebrities.
Some of his awards are; Fashion and Beauty Awards 2011 City People, Style and Substance Awards and Best Afrocentric Designer by Encomium’s Black & White Ball as well as the Mens wear Designer of the Year.