A lot of Nigerian brands came to play in 2013, they made huge appearances and scored a lot especially amongst celebrities in Nigeria and abroad who wore a lot of their pieces on red carpets.
The Nigerian fashion industry is growing and slowly transforming into one to reckon with, it is saturated already with talented designers who are not afraid to make their own statements/ set a trend.
There are outstanding ones to look out for this year, they brought it in 2013 and are showing no signs of slowing down. These fashion brands are to watch this year; you heard it from us!
1) Ejiro Amos Tafiri.
The brand, named after the creative director came all out in 2013. The creativity, elegance and uniqueness of this designer makes it a brand to reckon with. A lot of pieces from this brand were rocked in 2013 and they all made statement.
The brand known for its effortless elegant keeps churning out elegant designs and hasnt slowed down, we predict it is definitely a brand to look out for this year.
2) April By Kunbi
April by Kunbi came to play at a lot of weddings in 2013. The brand which has tilted more into evening dresses and glamorous bridal pieces is definitely going places. The brand's pieces are mind blowing, original and functional! Owned by Kunbi Oyelese who doubles as the creative director who won the 2013 Rising Icon at Music Meets Runway; taking home a whooping 3million Naira is one to watch out for in 2014.
3) Toju Foyeh
Toju Foyeh's designs saw a lot of weddings in 2013. The brand is known for her elegant and unique pieces and has become a favourite for celebrities. Named after the creative director Toju Foyeh is definitely a brand to look out for this year.
4) House Of Nwocha
House of Nwocha (HON) made statements on a lot of celebrities hence red carpets. The brand is known for her head-turning, stunning and fearless pieces. Owned by Ugonna Omeruo who is also the creative director, the brand will go places this year.
5) Beulah Flint
Beulah Flint is a fresh and upcoming fashion brand who has made statements with her rather structured designs, towing the paths of Victoria Beckham. Her pieces flatter all body shapes with unique and 'soft egdy' designs. Owned by Abiola Williams, who doubles as the creative director the upcoming brand is one to look out for in 2014.
Iamisigo is definitely a brand to look out for this year. The Lagos-Paris-Ghana based brand staged a major comeback in 2013 after going silent for a short while. The brand has become the preferred choice for celebrities; known for her edgy and 'cool' designs, it is one to look out for this year. Owned by Bubu Ogisi who doubles as the creative director and celebrity stylist who styled almost all major celebrities in 2013 is one to look out for.