Quirky Africans from Zed Eye

Zed Eye has been a household name for a while now. Several celebrities like Genevieve Nnaji, Kelis and Shingai (the front woman of The Noisettes) have been seen sporting pieces from the brand. And for good reason. The brand is known for its modern and trendy pieces. From straight skirts to jump suits. But still,…

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Vintage-Inspired from Jidz

Jidz is a brand that focuses on creating lovely leather bags. The creative director, Juliet David-West, has struck a fine balance in her designs that ensure that both local and international markets clamor for her handcrafted collections. She uses a wide array of materials in her designs such as silk, velvet, laces, damask, and her…

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The Ekopolitan Memoirs of Haus of Hercules

Since 2010, Haus of Hercules has been steadily gaining recognition in the Nigerian fashion scene, especially because of their famous and original velvet slippers. The brand specialises in creating shoes and bags from different materials like leather, velvet and African print- mixing all these in ingenious and creative ways. Their latest collection, the Ekopolitan Memoirs…

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Class and Originality with Minku

Leather signifies quality, agelessness and durability, but when a brand like Minku works with it, it can also signify beauty, style and originality. Minku is a Nigerian leather goods company that started only about a year ago but are already making a name for themselves. They work with classic leather and turn it into goods…

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Simply Swag from HarKen

HarKen is an up and coming unisex clothing label that I see great things for. They pride themselves in their ‘Luxury prêt-a-porter’ line and create pieces in a wide style range – from corporate suits to jeans and casual wear. They also have a lovely and modern mix of western and African styles. Their recent…

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Nigerian Queens and Kings from Purple Pepper

Purple Pepper Clothing is a ‘progressive brand primarily based on revitalizing and rejuvenating the Pan-African experience using funky ethnic motifs and graphics’. Their debut collection was the T-shirt range titled Play Your Cards Right. When I first saw the tees I didn’t think there was anything special about them- just the usual Kings, Queens and…

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Fluttery Kaftans from Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Ejiro Amos Tafiri has spent a significant amount of time learning and practicing design. She has worked with Zizi Ethnic Clothing, Out of Africa and Tiffany Amber. But she has come into her own oh so well. Her designs are noted for the mix of fluttery girly chiffon and African print made into mostly kaftans…

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