Bridal inspiration! These Nigerian Tailors can give you the perfect wedding dress

APRIL BY KUNBI ,Jide Odukoya

Every lady looks forward to her wedding day and wearing that perfect dress she has always dreamt about from childhood. So they go the extra mile to ensure that their wedding dress is beautiful and breathtaking.

This explains why most Nigerian brides look out for foreign fashion designers to make their wedding dresses.Do you know you can get a Nigerian designer to make that your dream dress? Why don’t you take a minute and do a research on some really creative Nigerian designers. This will not only promote but also showcase Nigeria and our brand to the World by wearing a Nigerian designer dress for your wedding.

We have some really creative Nigerian designers that can design that wedding dress for you. You just need to read this article.

1. Mai Atafo

Over the years, he has a made a good name for himself in the fashion industry. In 2011, he launched his wedding line brand named “Weddings by Mai”. This brand caters for everything that has to do with wedding outfit ranging from the bridal gown, bridesmaids dress, little bride’s dresses, groom and grooms men’s suit, waistcoat and cravat. He is known as the unisex designer. His designs are versatile, timeless, classy, contemporary, clean-cut and urban.



2. Kunbi Tomori (nee Oyelese)

She is the creative director of the female apparel brand known as “April by Kunbi”. She had her debut runway appearance in 2012, she is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. She has carved a niche for herself in the area of bridesmaid, wedding, evening and cocktail dresses. April by Kunbi Label has its design philosophy built on Femininity, Adventure, and Glamour.



3. Deola Sagoe

She is one of Nigeria leading designer. She is an award winning, influential and classy designer. She has been in the fashion industry for more than 25 years. She is the creative director of “House of Deola”. She is known for her creative and intelligent approach towards fashion. Her latest wedding design called “Komole Kandids series”, projects iro and buba in a classy traditional outfit without losing its traditional touch.

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4. Toju Foyeh

The Law graduate from the University of Reading turned Fashion designer is a well-known brand in Nigeria. She arrived the Nigeria fashion scene in 2012.She has a bridal collection called “Beguile”. Beguile means to charm or entice someone. The bridal designs are modern,sexy and edgy.

5. Ejiro Amos

Tafiri Ejiro Amos Tafiri is the brain behind Ejiro Amos Tafiri (E.A.T). She studied clothing and design at the Yaba college of Technology. Her brand started in the year 2010. She opened a fashion school recently. Ejiro has showcased in every major runway in Africa. She offers bridal and evening wear. Her fashion brand completely represents the ideology of the modern woman’s taste in fashion that best represents sensuality and sense of style.


*Note that these are less than a handful compared to the great talents we have in the Nigerian fashion industry.

Written by Temitope Ikusika



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