Nigerian fashion is more than just the buba and iro. Nowadays the African – and especially Nigerian – fashion industry is growing, bursting with new brands and Nigerian Designer and stylist, Toluwanni Oyefuga is definitely one to watch with her gorgeous debut collection for her brand; Wannifuga.
Using Tosin Sho-Silva of Style by Alexandriah as her muse, the collection is the epitome of edgy elegance, combining a hint of vintage prints, vivid colours and bold prints with beautiful cuts and chic designs.
Says the Creative Director, Toluwanni about the Ligne Collection which was; “For me, the question became ‘how do I merge the old new with the new, bring out an edgy look in a way that is in tune with the Nigerian woman’.”
Not only is each piece both stylish and modern but the designs are also wearable and feminine.
Toluwanni told Bella Naija, “I’m trying to achieve modern elegance by pertaining to something from the past in a nostalgic way. I look around today and I see a lot of ‘old school’ fashion being brought back. it’s amazing how the past comes back and becomes more refined. For me, the question became ‘how do merge the old new with the new, bring out an Edgy look in a way that is in tune with the Nigerian woman.”
Check out more of her designs on her instagram page where you can also contact her for sales.
photo credit: Wanni Fuga/ Bella Naija