As fashion people the world over bemoan the death of personal style, and the formulaic way people dress (Thanks Instagram!) it has become even more difficult to ascertain men and women with that ‘je ne sais quoi’. Fashion is more democratic than ever, and social media has made sure trends basically never die. It is becoming more and more gender neutral, traditional dress codes for work, play and everything in between also means fashion for the truly stylish has become even more experimental and exciting.
To identify honourees for yet another hotly debated best dressed list we tapped fashionistas from across the continent, the diaspora and our final list spans well loved It-girls, creative and corporate types as well as fashion business moguls. We plumbed the depths from emerging fashionistas we think our audience should discover, to established figures all around the globe. They all feature varying aesthetics but with one unifying factor – they consistently create eye-catching looks.
We hope this year’s list of exceptional honorees inspires you to be sartorially fearless in 2019!
Dive into our list of the top fashion trendsetters and style stars with our annual best-dressed list, featuring celebrities, influencers, and many more.
Best Dressed List – Overall
In alphabetical order – these are the names we think raised the bar style-wise in 2018!
Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye
Adut Akech Bior
Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun
Chukie ‘LYNXX’ Edozien
Cynthia ‘CeeC’ Nwadiora
Nana Akua Addo
Olawunmi ‘Olarslim’ Adewale
Richard Mofe- Damijo
Stephanie Coker Aderinokun
Yemisi ‘Serrabellum’ Abraham
What do you think of our list? Did your fave make the cut? Let us know in the comments!