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.
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.
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.
Chairmen & Managing Directors, Persianas Group
Through their mall interests and franchises including Hugo Boss, the couple have pioneered luxury retail in the Nigerian market.
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