Chief Executive & Creative Director, Orange Culture
The Nigerian designer behind Orange Culture is at the vanguard of a movement challenging gendered fashion and blending traditional aesthetics with universal streetwear silhouettes.
Founder & Creative Director, Lagos Space Programme
The award-winning designer’s exploration of African futures through their non-binary luxury brand has helped them win international acclaim.
Designer, Maki Oh
Since its launch in 2010, her ready-to-wear label has become one of Nigeria’s biggest fashion success stories.
Founder & Publisher, Genevieve
The media mogul, philanthropist and author founded Genevieve magazine, one of the leading lifestyle, fashion and beauty titles in her native Nigeria.
The Grammy Award-winning artist was tapped by Burberry for an ad campaign amid growing fashion industry interest in the global influence of Afrobeats musicians.
The London-based designer has fostered a large following and community through scarcity and exclusivity.
Founder, Beth Model Management
Nigeria’s pioneering model agent is scouting some of the industry’s most exciting up-and-coming talent from African countries, helping to launch their careers on the global stage.
A renowned photographer and filmmaker, celebrated for his collaborations with a long and rapidly growing list of brands including Adidas, Dior, Apple and Burberry.
Designer, Kenneth Ize
The Lagos-born designer and LVMH Prize finalist is reinterpreting traditional West African fabrics and Nigerian craft through his eponymous label.
Founder & Creative Director, Lisa Folawiyo
The Nigerian designer makes traditional African prints which have featured in Vogue Italia and are stocked in Selfridges.
Omoyemi Akerele, Founder, Lagos Fashion Week & Style House Files
The lawyer-turned-fashion consultant advises Nigerian fashion brands creative direction and raising their profiles overseas.
Chief Executive & Founder, Alara
Her concept store approach and international buy makes her boutique both a destination and leader in her booming native market.
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