Another day another list and this time around we’ve come up with our own list of what we consider to be the top female fashion houses in Abuja. By female we mean fashion houses owned by women. Come with us on this and let us know if you agree with us. In no particular order we start with: –
DZYN – @dzynbabe (pronounced design)
This fashion house was started eleven years ago by two sister Ofure and Ogwa. Opting for a name they consider interesting they settled for the name DZYN and over the years they’ve succeeded in bringing us not just fashion but also entertainment with events like RUNWAY and Fashion Installations. DZYN who recently moved to a new office in wuse 2 while launching their ready to wear line is known for their signature brides maid dresses.
This is one fashion house that has clothed many celebrities in the past. Yutee the beautiful billionaire wife and mother of 3 boys who studied Microbiology started Yutee Rone in 2006. Within this ten years of existence the brand has wowed us with their beautiful pieces and never failed to win hearts at every fashion show. Yutee Rone for now specializes in strictly women clothes.
Style Temple – @StyleTemple
True to her name Style Temple is indeed a temple of style where other fashion designer ought to come worship with OG as the high priestess. She has been in the game long enough to master the art of design and tailoring to perfection while paying attention to details. Her works and brand can compare favorably well with any international brand. OG Okonkwo is the creative director of Style Temple.
Yudiii – @youdiii
Some might question why Yudiii has to be on this list and we ask why not. Her style is a true definition of the word eclectic. She derives her ideas, style and taste from a broad and diverse range of sources which makes her designs very unpredictable. Her use of color, texture, fabric and finishing will sure keep you wondering. She remains one of the favorites for most brides in need of something fresh for bridal train.
Falka by Aisha – @falketribe
The happily married Aisha Bala Abubakar is the CEO of Falke by Aisha and a graduate of Applied Chemistry from the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. Falka by Aisha’s style can be described as bridal, chic, modest and über with her religion greatly influencing her designs.
Zohi Taglit – @zohi_taglit
Even if you didn’t know Samantha H. Dollar the creative director of Zohi Taglit before now, you must seen her recently on Linda Ikeji when she dedicated her adorable triplets. Zohi Taglit the fashion brand is inspired by Nigerian and Isreali fashion and places a lot of emphasis on simplicity but sophisticated which leaves you with a great positive outlook. This strictly only women fashion house like most fashion houses has both bespoke and ready to wear line.
kathyanthony – @kathyanthony
kathyanthony is haut. kathyanthony couture. kathyanthony is classy. kathyanthony is elegant and finally kathyanthony is Africa. Brides with in need of classy elegant haut couture with that touch of Africa will most likely turn to kathyanthony. Toyin Allu-Kemjika is an economics graduate and the creative director of kathyanthony.
Ms Makor – @MsMakor
Anita Adebisi who loves to maintain a very low profile has over the years continued to wow us with her designs. Her philosophy seem to be ‘sit back and let the designs do the talking’. The luxury brand Ms Makor fuses fashion, art, couture, craftsmanship, ornate, fabrics, structure and bold detailing perfectly well. Ms Makor has been in existence since 2010.
Belois Couture – @beloiscouture
The first ever Multichoice Nigeria presents the Fashion Protege! was won by “Omon” Isinugben in 2012 and thereafter launched Belois Couture. Fashion Protege was a huge stage for Omon and she has used it well to her advantage as collection after collection starting from her post-win collection has been a hit. She’s young and getting it so you can call YAGI of Abuja fashion.
A A Couture – @aacouture_
This fashion house has a thing for dresses that leaves the bride looking very stylish and elegant. They design bespoke and ready-to-wear tailoring for the very stylish Muslim bride and groom.
Debby African Stitches
This fashion house as the name implies is straight up African only inspired designs. If it’s not African then they are not touching it. If you want African inspired haut couture with drama and generous use of fabrics, then Debby African Stitches is where to go.
O’GODOR – @ogodordesigns
Ifeoma Anyanwu is the CEO of O’GODOR (which means fabric in Ibo) and she models most of designs and really does a good job of it. Her designs are chic, classy, stylish and African. This list can’t be complete with her because she really knows how to use ogodor.
Sunny Rose – @sunnyroseonline
Over the years this fashion house has continued to shine bright in the midst of other great fashion houses in Abuja. Her timeless pieces has kept her clients loyal to her over time. From Ankara jumpsuits to lacy dresses and bridals, it’s clear Sunny Rose is set to remain very relevant in the Abuja fashion industry. Maureen Nkem Okogho is a mother and creative director of Sunny Rose. The brand recently released a look book shot by ace photographer Big H and featured female entrepreneurs.
Vintage Colette – @vintagecolette
according to the people at Vintage Colette, the fashion house is a manufacturing brand that focuses on innovative and revolutionized Afrocentric fashion trends for the everyday woman. Binta Shuaibu is the CEO of Vintage Colette.
E4ma – @e4madesign
This list can’t be complete without E4MA Design because her kind of design is very typical for women. Her love for silk and chiffon is legendary and her designs totally flatters a lady’s body. Well done E4ma.
Renboss clothing – @renbossclothings
Last on our list but definitely not the least is Renboss clothing. The fashion brand spearheaded by Irene ochi Agu is known to dish out amazing couture and ready to wear unisex clothes. The brand was launched in 2011 and they have a vision is to be a prominent name in the fashion and style industry and so far so good.
Hudayya – @hudayya
We end this list with a very big one. Hudayya is top of the food chain luxury fashion house with many beautiful bridal wears to their credit. Huddaya Fadoul Abacha is the creative director at Hudayya.