The Lady Maker
The Ladymaker, founded in Lagos in 2016, has developed a core aesthetic of understated, strong womanhood. Ifeyinwa Azubike, the company's founder, attended Istituto di Moda Burgo (Lagos Campus) after leaving a decade-long career as a commercial lawyer.
A contemporary clothing brand based in Lagos, Nigeria, creating foundational pieces inspired by African heritage for the modern woman.
The Ladymaker is known for her attention to detail and passion for an African interpretation of a well-dressed woman. All of their designs are handcrafted in the Ladymaker workshop is in Lagos, Nigeria, by a team of pan-African workers led by Azubike.
In 2018, the brand opened its flagship store in Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Another African fashion brand to keep an eye on is Coal by Jacklyn,. Coal by Jacklyn an eponymous womenswear brand, founded in 2016 by Jacklyn Nwandison, a fashion textile and accessories graduate.