In recent times, the Abuja fashion industry has become a force to reckon with as success stories from Abuja based fashion brands Style Temple and Dzyn are revolutionalizing the Nigerian fashion scene.
As the Abuja fashion industry garners more and more attention, we decided to share 10 emerging fashion brands in Abuja worth paying attention to. They are the future of the industry as we know it, so why not get to know them now?
When it comes to Abuja fashion brands who are paving the way, Northern Belle is definitely one fashion label that comes to mind. The designs from founder and creative designer Salma Ahmadu are regal and scream luxe sophistication. The collections from the brand, centre around simplicity and glamour with the use of feathers, sequins, rich fabrics and intricate embellishments. Celebrities like Stephanie Coker and Adunni Ade have been seen wearing Northern Belle, with Adunni being its muse on numerous occasions. It recently launched a kids luxury line for children 1-11 years.
Cynthia and Angel is known for its architectural pieces which blend contemporary designs with the richness of African culture. The brand always stands out with pieces from its collections which can be seen on fashion lovers in Abuja. Founded by Cynthia Achama Otiyo- Abila, she constantly finds new and exciting ways to evolve the fashion label’s refreshing style and aesthetic designs which makes the brand one to always look out for.
A contemporary African fashion brand founded by Anita Ebeledike, the brand can be defined as a fashion powerhouse in Abuja that provides bespoke couture, bridal couture, footwear, and bags. The creative director has an amazing eye for fabric selection to cutting, detailing and impeccable finishing for all her designs. Besides the couture fashion, the brand also has a ready-to-wear collection that is equally impressive.
The Amnas Closet brand represents and appeals to the classy modern, yet modest and fashion conscious woman. Founded by Fatima Gidado, her designs embrace a “less is more” motto, and mix traditional techniques with soft layers and drapes that create an ultra-feminine modern silhouette without the need to bare skin. Her pieces truly redefine the term modest fashion.
Precieux by Chinnie
Precieux by Chinnie is a rising womenswear brand in Abuja, the creative designer Chinenye Okoli- Ikedi has unveiled one official collection that has managed to capture the attention of fashion enthusiasts in Abuja because of her designs and on-point tailoring. If the testimonials from her long-term loyal clients are words to go by, we are really anticipating to see what the future holds for Precieux by Chinnie.
Elegant modesty is what the Reedas fashion brand stands for. The fashion house, which consists of Bespoke and Bridal Couture is the go-to place for most fashion conscious northern women in Abuja. Creative designer Rukkayah Mohammed Suleiman is the brainchild behind Reedas fashion label, the passion Rukkayah has for fashion made her leave her lucrative banking job for full-time fashion designing. Reedas fashion’s creative approach to traditional African attires pieces such as Ankara always distinguishes the label’s appeal. The brand’s clientele boasts of stylish northern women including the first daughters Zahra and Halima Buhari.
New to the fashion scene but definitely not a fashion brand to be overlooked, the Russell Solomon brand is a label made up of contemporary menswear staples. The brand draws inspiration from accents of traditional Nigerian tie-dye fabrics mixed with street, urban and formal wear. Though the brand is considered as a new label, the creative director Gabriel Ugochukwu Solomon has always been in the fashion industry, having styled celebrities like Don Jazzy, Banky W, Mike Ezuruonye, Jesse Jagz etc. The brand ensures every millennial man is always looking his best.