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NIGERIAN Bridal Fashion; My 6 Favorite Bridal Fashion Designers

What’s A Wedding without an Amazing wedding dress to add some colour. Every Woman dreams of being dressed in a Fabulous WEDDING DRESS. Doesn’t matter which style; simple, modern, sophisticated, glamorous, elegant, funky, chic, dreamy, classic, Afrocentric. We have Great Nigerian Bridal fashion designers who would definitely sweep you off your feet with their designs.

Whether full length to princess ball / mermaid gowns, more trendy modern styles, midi dress, revealing or even modest; you can always find a Nigerian designer who can design to suit your shape and style, using luxurious materials such as lace, pearl, bling, and intricate designs. No more trouble with going in search of Foreign Bridal designers. Its also Good to patronize Nigerian brands, plus they are not just based in Nigeria. Some of them are based in the UK, US and Canada

I was inspired to make this post by the upcoming LAGOS BRIDAL FASHION WEEK (LBFW2018) event Which is dated to begin on the 4th of May and end on the 6th of May,2018. This event is going to be showcasing some of the Nigerian Bridal Fashion designers I would be talking about such as: Alonuko, Mai Atafo, Toju Foyeh and many others.





Gbemi Okunlola is the Founder and Head designer of British luxury Bespoke and Ready To Wear Bridal and Evening Wear Brand; “Alo Nuko”. Gbemi was named London’s youngest fashion designer at the age of 11. Alo Nuko encapsulates class, uniqueness, sophistication, fit and originality. Her designs are handcrafted from the finest fabrics and materials from suppliers worldwide. The brand’s focus is on highlighting beauty, confidence and style in every woman.

IG: @Alonuko


James Brendan is a Nigerian Fashion designer who makes women wears. He makes traditional pieces not just white bridal pieces. He is located in Lagos, with his business address as 2c gbangbala str ikate elegushi lekki.

IG: @Jbliving



Weiz Dhurm Franklyn is a Fashion Designer and stylist. He has showcased his designs during a couple of Fashion Weeks. Most recently the Arise Fashion Week 2018. Weiz has also styled some magazine Shoots like his recent stylist Gig for Genevieve Magazine. A lot of His designs have an 80s touch which is seen not only in his everyday style pieces. But also his bridal pieces gives this English Monarch feel. You can check out his site 

IG: @WeizDhurmFranklyn



Mai atafo is a well known A-list Fashion Designer and apart from making awesome mens wear as seen on prestigious runways. He makes fabulous Bridal Dresses. With clean cut details and splendid taste in fabrics. His designs are seen on a number of Nigerian celebrities for example; Emeka who always does an amazing job of making Mai atafo’s already breathtaking pieces look simply…….In fact, i can’t put a word on it. I have always been a Mai Atafo Fan. He is just too Good!

IG: @Maiatafo.bridalatelier



Dumebi Iyamah is a Canadian Based Nigerian Fashion designer Who owns the brand ANDREA IYAMAH. A.I is a clothing line strongly inspired by color and ethnic cultures.
With a flare for fashion and the arts, she advanced her tailoring skills and educated herself about fashion which later fueled the genesis of the A.I. brand at an early age of 17.
Although Andrea Iyamah is popularly recognized for its eccentric and unique take on swimwear, using vibrant colors and cuts inspired by an array of African cultures, the brand also specializes in ready-to-wear and custom made special event dresses. Strongly influenced by the brand’s African heritage, a blend of retro and various cultures inspired the colors and themes of the first official swimwear collection which launched in 2013.
Located in Ontario Canada, the brand caters to females across borders looking to rock a fabulous piece to an event or an edgy bathing suit on a steamy vacation. Since 2011, the brand has focused on selling ethnicity with a modern twist, while maintaining its attention to detail and cuts. The Andrea Iyamah team works together to ensure that stories are told through every piece created. The brand seeks to be a part of the memories of getaways through its designs and the opportunity for the A.I. woman to be a part of a cultural story in the attire she adorns herself with.


Olakunbi Oyelese knew she wanted to be a major player in the fashion world; hence she attended the renowned New York Fashion Institute of Technology.

After her studies, she was ready to take on the world of fashion and in April 2010, she launched her fashion house with the somewhat circumstantial name; April By Kunbi.

April By Kunbi is a fashion label that specialises in both custom made and ready to wear apparel, jewelry and accessories for women who place a premium on the principles of fashion, fit, functionality and affordability and has been built on the philosophies of “newness, freshness and colour”. With an ever growing portfolio of prêt-a-porter and custom made fashion items, April By Kunbi aims to be a one stop source and a lifestyle brand for everything from wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, evening and cocktail dresses to casual/active wear, sleepwear, footwear, accessories and lingerie.April By Kunbi has dressed a host of Nigerian and international female celebrities from Genevieve Nnaji and Agbani Darego, to Mo Cheddah, Tiwa Savage and Mille Magesese.


IG: @Aprilbykunbi




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