Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Nigerian fashion industry gaining strong global foothold
Nigerian fashion industry gaining strong global foothold
29
Aug '13
With Nigerian fashion designers making a space for themselves in global fashion arena and also bringing international fashion home, Nigerian fashion industry is no longer recognized as an amateur industry, confined to local limits.
 
Alongside home, Nigerian fashion is also paving its way in global fashion destinations like Paris, London, New York and Milan through ramp appearances.
 
To cite some examples, several Nigerian designers and labels showed at the recently concluded African Fashion Week London (AFWL). Nigerian designer label for women, House of Moofa, showcased its collection including trans-seasonal, timeless and functional pieces with bold, contemporary and edgy twists for women to wear during work as well as leisure time. Even New York’s fashion show now has an 'African Icons' tent to showcase latest trends of the continent. 
 
At home front, Nigeria now each year hosts events like Nigeria Fashion Week and Lagos Fashion & Design Week, which draw participation of several national and international designers and visitors from Europe, Australia, the US and China. 
 
In recent times, several international celebrities have been spotted dressed in outfits prepared by Nigerian designers, which accentuates rising influence of Nigerian fashion, globally. Singers Beyonce and Rhianna, Hollywood actress Kerry Washington, and the U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama are some of the celebrities who have been spotted wearing apparels designed by Nigerian designers.
 
While eyeing global recognition, Nigerian designers are not simply following or imitating the global trends or styles, and some of the Nigerian fashion brands are sticking to Nigerian culture and trying to promote local fabrics like Ankara, which has gained good popularity worldwide since it appeared on the ramps during New York Fashion Week and other fashion events worldwide.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 13th Jul 2020

Cambodia's garment exports fall by 5.4% in 1st half 2020

Exports in Cambodia's garment sector dropped by 5.4 per cent to...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 13th Jul 2020

Egypt signs agreement for new spinning factory in Mahalla

The Holding Company for Cotton, Spinning, Weaving and Clothes in...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 13th Jul 2020

E-com to play a key role in apparel sector success: NPD

E-commerce will continue to play a strong role in the apparel...

Interviews View All

Claudia Kersten, Global Organic Textile Standard

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The mid-term review of FTP is progressive, growth oriented

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Ronald Van Den Broek,

Ronald Van Den Broek

Headquartered in Japan, Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. manufactures and...

Eric Fessler,

Eric Fessler

Manufacturer of textile machinery and complete fibre-to-yarn lines, N...

Rushiraj Mulani,

Rushiraj Mulani

The Shradhdha Group of companies was established in 2010 and is based out...

Giorgio Mantovani, Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kevin Nelson, TissueGen

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Lynda Kelly, Suominen Corporation

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search