Meet the Designers showing at Plus-size Fashion Week Africa
My Beautiful Africa is an afro centric fashion and lifestyle label. Their designs and pieces are a reflective cross between the old elegance and modern cuts. The signature of the brand is like a piece of Africa and all the beauty it encapsulates.
Their vision has always been to design an effortlessly elegant lifestyle brand that represents the true essence of the spirit of Africa. The brand seeks to define that untouchable quality that is evident about Africa and yet not quite understood, visible and yet ethereal, revealing an uncanny attraction that is so magnetic.
Regalia by FAL is the brain child of Funmi Ajila-Ladipo. She is the President of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) and is one of the forerunners of the Nigerian fashion industry, she ventured into fashion designing when it was not as glamorous as it is now in our society, and stuck with her passion through thick and thin, and today she is reaping the reward of her consistency, as her works have gained recognition both home and abroad, with an impressive clientele any designer would be ‘super pleased’ to have.
She has been at the forefront of promoting acceptance of indigenous products, Such that despite the exceptionality of her products and possible international acceptance, she has remained focused on projecting her products within the African terrain and beyond. Earlier in her career, she was awarded the Fashion designer of the year 1987/88.
Godwin Green Couture was founded by Godwin Essien in 2005 and since its origin, the Lagos based clothing line has been serving men and women of style with rich, luxury fabrics, classic designs and impeccable tailoring, which are major keystones to the label.
Godwin Green who has over the years, despite its many challenges had milestones and successes; one of which is the award of the NTFS Lagos state Best Corporate 2007, NTFS Best men’s wear designer 2009, official designer of Mr Nigeria 2010 and 2012.
GGC has also featured in fashion spreads and editorial assignments for TW Magazine, he’s also the official clothier for the Mr Nigeria Pageant and has styled celebrities like Joseph Benjamin for MTN Project Fame Competition, Melvin Oduah, Current Mr Nigeria, Alex Okubo and a host of others.
Godwin Essien is a member of FADAN (Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria), the recognized body for the Fashion Designers Profession in Nigeria. He has also worked closely with the FADAN as a Fashion Teacher and a Mentor.
Wow Couture is a fashion brand that designs and produces couture and ready to wear clothing that are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
The label is a stylish combination of timeless pieces with a modern twist that celebrates the individuality and feminism of the African woman.
The award winning brand, JPKOUTURE by Hadassah, is part of JPKingdom Ltd started in 2011, a plus size fashion brand featuring clothes, accessories, shoes etc for curvy ladies from size 12 and above.
JPKouture was born in 2013, specialised in creating beautiful couture pieces with blend of sequin, lace, handmade appliqué, embellishments, fringes, etc. Each piece is carefully designed to enhance the curves and create elegant silhouette for full figured ladies, making them feel beautiful and flawless.
In 2015 JPKINGDOM & JPKOUTURE won awards, including fashion designer of the year, at Lagos fashion awards and have been going from fabulous strength to strength since then.
JPKOUTURE has now extended its brand to cater to ladies of all sizes, because they believe every body type is beautiful and every woman deserves to feel both elegant and flawless regardless of her size.