Top African Fashion Stylist
Fashion stylists set fashion trends to collaborate with brands, shoot magazine covers and bring to life the pictures in our imagination. They simply communicate with people through clothing and styles.
African fashion stylists are beginning to emerge as trendsetters through the blend of African culture and contemporary fashion. Although clothing is an incredibly important part of the process, African fashion stylists are rarely just putting together outfits. Most often they work with a bigger creative team sharing references, developing concepts, experimenting and collaborating to produce an original outcome.
Here are Top African Fashion stylists
Dimeji is a minimalist African fashion stylist. He believes less is more and it shows in his art and styling. Dimeji considers himself a fashion storyteller who through his clothing technique tells African tales and folklores.
Alara's mom haven studied fashion designing in London and his father being an aspiring artist had a significant influence on Dimeji being creative. He started a fashion blog in 2001 and later worked with Elle South Africa in 2018 as a fashion director which he left in 2019 and he has since then continued to produce 'work that speaks to the idea of graceful restraint.'
Jeremiah Ogbodo popularly known as Swanky Jerry was born in Lagos state Nigeria in June 1991. He had his early years education at Command secondary school then later went ahead to bag a degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. Jeremiah later earned a formal styling accreditation from the school of style in New York.
Swanky got his first big break when he styled Davido in 2012 and since then he has been styling Nigerian celebrities and famous African elites including a former Nigerian president. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He recently debut in a reality show; Young, Rich and African.
Toyin Lawani is a seasoned African Fashion stylist and designer. She was born on March 1st, 1982 in the state of Ekiti and has a BA in English from the University of Lagos. Her love of fashion led her to the Oprah Benson Beauty Institute in Nigeria, the Carlton Beauty Institute in London and the John Yim Beauty School in Korea where she was licensed as a beautician. after bagging a Bachelors’s degree in the English Language from the University of Lagos. Since then she has grown to become one of the most sought after stylists in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Fashion is creativity for Toyin. According to her, she wants to create an impression with both her styles and designs.
Tiannah as popularly called is eccentric, you can’t put her in a box, she is someone who can come up with anything different today and people will love it. That’s why she is called the transformation queen. When you see a Tiannah’s masterpiece, you will just know without being told.
She started by giving fashion advice and styling her friends for events.
She had since grown to become one of the most sought stylist in the Nigerian music industry.
As a stylist, she has worked with many top celebrities across the world such as Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Stephanie Okereke, Funke Akindele, Keri Hilson, Natalie Nunn, Ciara, Emma Nyra and so on.
Aside from her numerous business ventures, She is also a music video director and has shot two music videos for her baby daddy.
She is also an author of a book, Be Unstoppable and that shows how educated she is.
Ugo Mozie is a Nigerian creative executive. At 18, he debuted his first fashion line, Aston Mozie, and in 2015 he released his luxury hat line. Mozie's clientele has included Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Travis Scott, Beyonce, and J. Balvin.
He has held lectures and spoken at length on Cultural Diversity and the Business of Fashion at Oxford University, Harvard University, Columbia University, UCLA, and USC. With his charity WANA (We Are New Africa) and social media following, Mozie uses his platform to amplify positive African stories and is a passionate advocate of diversity.
Mozie is known for his juxtaposition of contemporary and classic style, constantly pushing past conventional boundaries to redefine the industry.