For many fashion entrepreneurs, fashion is not all they do, there's usually also a day job in the picture. It can get hard, but balancing both is doable. Here are some tips to help you with that.
Do Trends Affect What Fashion Customers Purchase? Here's What They Had To Say And What We Think About ItMay 22, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Sometimes, the current trends in fashion affect what customers purchase at a particular period. We took a look at how these trends actually affect what customers buy, and here's what customers had to say.
The Met Gala which is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York. Here are some of our favorite looks from the Met Gala 2018.
Not Sure How To Make The Perfect Pitch To Prospective Clients For Your Fashion Business? Here Are Top 5 Tips To Help YouApril 27, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In the world today, especially Africa, there is a rising number of fashion designers, bag makers, shoe makers and other fashion business owners. Well, we have put together top 5 tips in order to have a great pitch to a prospective customer or client.
Bespoke fashion designing, which refers to an aspect of fashion designing whereby outfits are made exactly to a customer's specifications, is a major aspect fashion designers specialize in nowadays.Here are some of the top fashion designers for bespoke female wears in Port-Harcourt.
As fashion entrepreneurs, it is important to stay on top of certain fashion words. Stay with us, as we look through the meanings of a mood board, deconstructed outfits, and the napping process in fashion.
Here's All You Need To Know About The Fringe Style And How You Can Infuse It Into Your Fashion BrandMay 14, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Sometimes, outfits tend to have a boring look if they're styled the regular way, without additional embellishments, ornaments or even decorations. The fringe style is now trending, and here's how you can use that to your advantage.
There seems to be a gap in the African fashion scene compared with international fashion standards. Many fashion clients have challenges with African fashion entrepreneurs, and patronizing their brands in general. Here's why.
The last decade saw fashion brands and designers use new technologies to help scale their business models. Here are some of the ways you as a designer, fashion brand can leverage tech for your business going forward.
Here's How Sustainable Brand, African Creative Hub, Is Changing The African Fashion Scene By Upcycling Waste ProductsMay 07, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Waste products in communities are one of the many ways in which our environment is polluted. But recycling and upcycling these waste products go a long way in creating a sustainable world for people to live in. Here's how African Creative Hub is making a difference.
Some fashion words can be misused often by designers, clients and people in fashion businesses, without them even being aware of it. We'd be trashing out some of these misused fashion terms, and the proper context and instances to use them in.
Fashion designers, these days employ the use of mass produced textiles or fabrics for designing many clothing outfits. Check out how Mimiremi Textiles is changing the textile industry in Nigeria, and Africa.
Just like we did with frills, smocking, napping, we'd be taking a look at Applique, Patchwork and Vents, what they mean exactly in fashion, as well as how they should be used.
South African ecommerce platform for African fashion designers and artists, Wezart has been acquired by the African Fashion International (AFI).
How I Build My Brand - Meet Founder of Nigeria's Infamous by Glenn Brand as he Shares From the Brand's JourneyJanuary 01, 2020 | by Adenike | 8 Comments
Mauvelli had an interactive fashion chat with Glenn and we learnt a lot from the story of this shoe brand. In sharing this journey with you, Glenn gives insights from the brand's growth as well as lessons from challenges that have come up
Global Fashion Roundup: Zamfara State Govt. And CBN Partner To Boost Cotton Production, Amazon Announces Big Style Sale, And Many MoreJune 19, 2020 | by Iyin | 0 Comments
This week, we bring you fashion news from around the world. From Zamfara state government partnering with CBN to boost cotton production in the state to Amazon announcing its Big Style Sale for later this month, here is a roundup of global fashion news.
Reports have it that the global sports apparel market generated about $181 billion in revenue in 2019 and this is expected to increase to about $208 billion in 2025. Fast fashion accounts for about 66% of online retail of fashion items, directly or indirectly, what people buy online is influenced by how comfortable, fashionable or 'sporty' the item is.
There are many reasons why clients continue to patronize a particular fashion brand. It may be due to the excellent brand awareness, or publicity the brand uses, or perhaps the great customer service the brand has with the clients. Here's what customers think brands can do to increase their customer base.
The Christie Brown brand caters for women of different styles and backgrounds, and is not limited to body type or physique. Designers, tailors and artisans working with the brand have mastered the art of perfectly blending African wax prints with different materials ranging from silk to velvet among others.
Looking for fashion events near you to build your fashion network and connections? Well, here's a list of 5 fashion events that would definitely be worth your time!
Vintage outfits or looks are used to describe clothing oufits that are between 20 and 100 years old, perhaps more. We asked a few people what they think about vintage looks and outfits, and here's what they had to say.
Before the start of any business, a lot of thought and research has to be done. Here are some ways fashion entrepreneurs can conduct market research and set the objectives for their business too.
In this age where there are many words related to fashion designing, it may be quite difficult to stay in the loop as fashion entrepreneurs. So what does it mean in fashion designing when an outfit is symmetrical or asymmetrical? And what does a look book mean?
SoloRebels is a hand-made footwear brand that produces comfortable and easy-to-wear sandals, slip-ons, sneakers, laced shoes and many more using naturally-occurring materials. The brand is owned by an Ethiopian business woman, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu.
Sending emails is an unavoidable aspect when it comes to managing a brand, including a fashion brand. Here are some tips on how to maintain a professional image when sending emails as a brand.
Just like we did with frills, patchwork, smocking and many more, we would be taking a look at the meanings of some fashion words, and how they should be used. So, what does it mean to have a fashion portfolio? How about a heel counter and an embossed fabric? Let's get down to it then.
We talked to a couple of fashion customers and asked them how much they thought a bridal dress should go for. As you can guess, we got a lot of interesting and conflicting answers that will help you know more about how people percieve prices of bridal wears. Just in case you ever wondered how cheap or expensive it is to purchase a wedding dress, either ready-made or sewn from scratch, these answers below will give you some ideas.
Need to stay updated in the fashion loop, and attend events that will definitely boost your fashion industry game? Well, check out our list of fashion and fashion-related events happening in the country this week.
Wondering why your fashion brand isn't thriving like you want it to? Check out our list of challenges customers face before purchasing outfits.
Sindiso Khumalo is an eponymous fashion brand owned by Sindiso Khumalo. Sindiso Khumalo is a South African textile fashion designer who has a keen interest in sustainable fashion.
The wide leg pants have definitely come back to rock the fashion scene this season. Check out we can work this trend to our advantage in Nigeria, and Africa at large.
Here Is How One Of The Top Fashion Schools In The World Is Making Use of Technology To Keep LearningApril 04, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has made a lot of industries including the fashion industry look for alternative solutions to forge ahead amidst the pandemic. Due to this, some of the top fashion schools all over the world have resorted to working remotely.
Do your fashion clients feel like you take too much time sewing their dinner dresses? Sometimes, the styles clients consider simple require a very high level of expertise, experience and patience.We spoke to a few people on what they think they delivery period of a dinner dress should, and they had quite interesting answers and takes to share.
We spoke to a few customers about their worst experiences with fashion designers, maybe you can relate to a few.
The founder and CEO of the Africa Fashion Week London, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, has released an official statement updating the general public on the status of the Africa Fashion Week London 2020 that is supposed to hold on 7-8 August, 2020.
The tops being designed with victorian sleeves now are much firmer, giving the look of a slimmer and more defined body. So if you've been on the lookout for that perfect outfit to give you that snatched look, tops with Victorian sleeves are probably a good option to consider. There are even cropped tops now that have Victorian sleeves.
As fashion business owners, updating your glossary of fashion words is very important as it helps you stay ahead of the latest changes and improvements in the fashion industry.So in fashion, what do chromatic and achromatic colours mean? How about avant garde? Let's take a look at what these words mean, and how they should be used.
Off-shoulder, also known as power shoulder, outfits are ones with significantly lower necklines which usually go below the shoulders and collar bones. Check out how you can use this trend to make waves in the African fashion scene.
Take A Look At Some Of The Things A Fashion Designer Should Consider Before Setting Up A Fashion BrandApril 04, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
From having a business plan, to knowing your target customers, here's a few things fashion designers think should be considered before setting up a fashion brand.
Getting fashion inspiration, having a large client database, amongst many others are some of the things fashion designers have to do behind the scenes. We spoke to a few fashion designers on their top fashion applications, and here's what they had to share.
The Shangai Fashion Week is a fashion show that aims to promote local and international fashion designers by showcasing their collections to an audience, which includes top designers in the fashion industry.The organisers of the Shangai Fashion Week have made it the first ever digitally livestreamed fashion show, which makes it something worth celebrating.
Raji Adedamola who is the brain behind Tradsense Apparels said, "With about #50,000 to #500,000, a good fashion brand can be set up. The price depends on a whole range of things, however, like the payment of a good workspace, payment of a straight sewing machine, overlocking machine and most importantly, branding, and so on".
Take A Look At Some Of The Fashion And Business Events Happening This Week That You Can Take Advantage OfJuly 20, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Just like we keep business owners updated on the latest fashion, business and all other events happening during the week, Mauvelli has got you covered this week. Here are some of the events happening around this week that you can take advantage of as a fashion entrepreneur.
It's quite inspiring when we see African fashion designers leaving a mark on the global fashion scene, especially when the fashion brand is African inspired. On our African insider fashion radar today is Charlene Dunbar, the owner and creative director of Suakoko Betty.
It's imperative for fashion designers to stay updated on latest styling tips and ideas, and one of the best ways to do this is to follow top designers on their social media pages. Here's a list of top fashion designers to follow on Instagram
It's no news that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting many sectors in the world, including the fashion sector. Also, now more than ever, the need for Personal Protective Equipment, popularly known as PPE is on the rise, some of which include gloves, surgical coveralls, and face masks
#FashionTech - Here's How You Can Use The TechPacker App To Create Tech Packs And Communicate Design Ideas To Your TeamApril 04, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Techpacker is an online platform for designers to create techpack in minutes, collaborate with teams in real-time and keep manufacturers up to date. Just like Browzwear, Clo 3D Fashion, Tailornova, Techpacker is a fully featured Fashion Designing Software designed to serve both small and large scale enterprises.
#CustomerStories - Here Are Some Of The Reasons Clients Purchase Fashion Items Made With African Wax Prints, Or NotMay 15, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
It's no news that fashion designers are now honing their creativity to design fashion accessories like bags, earrings and so on, using the African wax prints. Here are some reasons why clients purchase these items, or not.
Here's How Anifa Mvuemba Of Hanifa Fashion Brand Delivered The First Digital Runway Show Using 3D ModelsMay 25, 2020 | by bolu | 2 Comments
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected many sectors in the world, including the fashion sector, many companies have had to look for alternatives. Here's how Anifa Mvuemba pioneered a fashion idea by releasing a collection virtually through her fashion brand, Hanifa.
The grand finale of the LVMH competition which was slated to hold on 5th of June has now been cancelled, with a bit of extra news from the LVMH Group.
Taibo Bacar is a leading fashion brand in the heart of Maputo, Mozambique owned by Taibo Bacar.
I.AM.ISIGO Just Launched It's Sustainable and Eco-Friendly AW2020 Collection. Here's What We Think About ItApril 04, 2020 | by bolu | 10 Comments
The I.AM.ISIGO fashion label recent announced the release of their Autumn /Winter 2020 Collection, "Chasing Evil". The collection was inspired by war victims, post war trauma, and many more, and it features sustainable and eco-friendly fashion.
Bijoux Trendy is an eco-friendly Tanzanian fashion brand, that specializes in ready-to-wear, bespoke outfits for women. They deal in hand-dyed fabrics sourced from Tanzania to make outstanding outfits, such as dresses, jumpsuits and many more.
The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa is an support program launched by the W Initiative of Access Bank. Check out all you need to know before you apply for the fund.
It's always amazing when clients stand out, either in dinner events or classy events that require making a statement.Sequins, in form of bags, outfits, shoes are now trending actively in the Nigerian, as well as African fashion scene.
The fashion industry is a great place to be in and one that is constantly buzzing with new opportunities for the newbies that want to be a part of it.Here is a list of other fashion business ideas outside of making clothes.
Interested In Attending Conferences To Boost Your Fashion Business This Week? Here Are Some Of The Events You Can Take Advantage OfJune 29, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Have you been looking for online events and conferences to attend this week in order to boost your experience and exposure as a fashion entrepreneur? Well, look no further as we're presenting events, ranging from fashion to business, even e-commerce, that you can attend this week.
African fashion is growing in leaps and bounds, and different people have different responses to this fast-growing fashion. Check out what people think about African fashion, its outfits, as well as accessories
High slits are fast becoming the trending style in African fashion. And on our focus today we're taking a look at the different ways in which high slits can be rocked.
Here's How Fashion Business Owners Have Turned Their Early Mistakes Into Wins For Their Respective BusinessesApril 04, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
We understand that it's quite easy to make mistakes, when starting a fashion business, but it's important to learn from those mistakes in order to avoid them later. We spoke to fashion brand owners on the mistakes they made while starting their brands, and what they have all learnt from them.
The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week has announced a design competition to showcase the future of fashina and sustainability. Check out how to apply for the competition
We understand that starting an ecommerce site can be a bit shaky, here are a few tips on how to make your ecommerce site stand out.
As a fashion designer, the importance of staying updated on the latest happenings and trends in the fashion scene cannot be overstated. By checking fashion websites or blogs, social media pages, and even Youtube channels, a fashion designer would be able to know the latest fashion news, styling ideas and so on. Check out top 5 Youtube channels that are good for fashion brands
Don't Know What Fabric To Sew Your Next Dinner Dress With? Here Are Some Suggestions By Fashion DesignersApril 04, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
As a fashion designer, it is understandable if you're partial to a few fabrics over others for different outfits. We spoke to a few fashion designers on the best fabrics to use for dinner dresses, and here's what they had to say.
African designs are being modelled on major runways both on the local and global scene. Our luxury and mid-market segments are the most pronounced, but we still have several brands that make items (en masse) for majority of users across the continents.
From all of the brands in Africa, our Insider for the week brings you top tips from the growth of Zazi Luxury Designs in South Africa
The Lagos Fashion Awards 2020 is an event put together to celebrate fashion professionals doing amazing things in the industry, as well as encouraging emerging designers.
Want to know what Yeezy has been cooking for us? Well, check out what we think about the Yeezy Fashion Collection 2020
Check Out Events Like The Lagos Fashion Fair, Email Marketing Masterclass That You Can Attend Off/Online This WeekSeptember 14, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Just like we shared the Business Growth Funnels and many more events that were happening last week, here are some of the events happening both online and offlinre this week that you can take advantage of.
The use of Ankaras will not fade anytime soon and daily, new styles are being brought to light by our designers. Here are some of those styles as seen this past weej
As a fashion entrepreneur, the importance of attending events to boost your fashion brand, or personal brand cannot be overstated. Here are some of the events you can take advantage of this week.
What Do Clients First Notice On Your Fashion Brand's Website Or Social Media That Makes Them Either Patronize Your Brand Or Not?April 29, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In many fashion businesses, it takes more than skills and talent to make the business thrive. People gave their takes on what they first notice about fashion brands, and how this affects their decision to patronize them or not.
Here Are 3 Commonly Misused Fashion Terms, What They Mean And How To Use Them - Composite Style, Eclectic Style and SilhouettesMay 25, 2020 | by bolu | 2 Comments
We understand if as fashion designers, or customers, one doesn't properly grasp the true meaning of certain words. What does it mean in fashion, when a style is composite, or even eclectic? How about silhouettes? What does the word mean and how should it be used?
Exclusive - Here's How Sustainable Fashion Brand, Suave Kenya Is Changing The Sustainability Narrative In AfricaJune 16, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In recent times, sustainable and eco-friendly fashion is one aspect of fashion that many entrepreneurs are going into. Here's how Suave Kenya Is changing the sustainability narrative in Africa.
With different styles ranging from corsets, to waist trains, and even outfits with a burst of the different shades of colours, fashion savvy customers have certainly been feeding our eyes on the fashion scene. Check out some of the new styles of the moment.
Some fashion words can be misused often by designers, clients and people in fashion businesses, without them even being aware of it. We'd be trashing out some of these misused fashion terms, and the proper context and instances to use them in.
Fashion Style: How To Use The Fashion Colour Wheel To Combine Colours For Your Outfits As A Fashion DesignerJune 02, 2020 | by Iyin | 3 Comments
Have you ever gotten a fabric from a client in a particular colour, or maybe even purchased a pretty fabric from the market in a particular colour, and been unsure of what other colours to combine it with in the process of designing? If you have then trust me, you are not alone in this. Here is how you can use the colour wheel to help you out.
Are You Having A Hard Time Sourcing For High Quality Materials? Check Out Some Places Fashion Entrepreneurs RecommendMay 08, 2020 | by bolu | 2 Comments
We understand that sourcing for materials for a fashion entrepreneur can be very tasking and stressful. This week, we spoke to fashion entrepreneurs on where they are able to get quality materials from for their fashion brands. Here's what they had to say.
Knowing the proper way to infuse certain fashion words into your business goes a long way in creating a lasting impression for clients and potential investors. Here are some fashion words that are coming misused and how to use them.
The term vintage is not uncommon these days, as trends, styles are being revamped into contemporary styles. We have seen lots of stylists wearing clothes from generations before, and by pairing them with the right accessories, they look modern and classy.
The fashion industry is full with various business ideas for people who wish to be a part of it. Here are 5 fashion business ideas you can try out today!
Wondering How Draping Helps In Fashion Designing? Here Are Some Of Its Importance And Tips That Help Fashion DesignersJune 05, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In fashion designing, there are some important aspects that designers should be well aware of, and one of these aspects is draping. Here are some of the tips that help fashion designers.
Dafiji Consults recently organised a session on risk management for entrepreneurs, and how entrepreneurs should find the balance between their peace of mind and profit making. Here are some of the major takeaways.
In this Mauvelli column, we focus on different words in the fashion industry which are commonly misused by both business owners and customers, as well as the proper ways to use them. So, what do basque, overcasting and tapered mean in the fashion industry? And how should they be used?
Here's How The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Caused A Level Of Restructuring In The Nigerian Fashion IndustryJuly 29, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
As a result of this, companies and brands in the fashion industry have had to reevaluate their stance, and make pertinent decisions in order to remain relevant despite the pandemic. We want to take a look at some brands that have had to repurpose their fashion and fashion-related brands due to the pandemic, and what this means for each of them generally.
Starting a fashion business is not all that there is to fashion entrepreneurship, there are certain skills that every successful entrepreneur must have in order to run a business. Here are the ways to develop these skills.
Wondering What Fashion Accessories To Add To Your Collection? The Micro And Mini Bags Trend Is Making A Huge Comeback In The African Fashion SceneApril 30, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Mini and Micro bags are becoming a trending accesory in the African fashion scene. Check out how designers can use this trend to their advantage.
Often times, fashion brands tend to downplay the relevance of children's fashion in the fashion industry. In celebration of this year's children's day, we're bringing to you a list of fashion brands that deal in children's wears, whether African wax prints outfits, birthday outfits, and even ball gowns.
Here Are Some Things To Note About Trademarks, Intellectual Property Rights, And Fashion Law In NigeriaJune 10, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
In Nigeria, compared to other forms of law, like public law, entertainment law and others, there is a gap in laws guiding the fashion industry, which is aspect known as fashion law. Here are some things to note about fashion law in Nigeria
We understand that this is a tough time for people, but one just has to make good use of the current situation. Here are some of the things fashion entrepreneurs can get done at home to help their brand.
Do You Need Help In Keeping Track Of Your Income And Spending As A Fashion Entrepreneur? Here Are 4 Free Applications That Can HelpMay 10, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Keeping track of your finances, especially your income and expenses can be tasking for entrepreneurs, including fashion entrepreneurs. Here are some applications to help you keep track of your income and expenditure. .
Fashion Phoenix - Temitayo Balogun, Of May Coutures Shares How Low Capital, Non-Paying Customers, And Many More Affected Her Brand In The BeginningJune 17, 2020 | by bolu | 4 Comments
Learning from mistakes is an important aspect when it comes to running a business. As a fashion entrepreneur, the ability to turn mistakes into valuable life lessons, is what helps a brand flourish. Here are some of the challenges and things that have helped the May Coutures brand grow.
Interested In Attending Seminars and Conferences This Week? Here Are Some Of The Events You Can Take Advantage OfJune 22, 2020 | by bolu | 6 Comments
Are you interested in attending conferences, seminars, or workshops to further skyrocket your fashion business to global standards? If yes, you've come to the right column. Here are some of the events happening around this week that you can take advantage of.
Fashion Phoenix - Here's How Omotola Bakare, Of The Tola Bakare Brand Balanced School Life With Running a Fashion BusinessJuly 01, 2020 | by bolu | 10 Comments
From statistics, 80% of new business fail within the initial 3 years of starting. It's also harder when business owners have to run a 9-5 job or attend classes regularly, and run a business too. Omotola Bakare, a recent graduate, shared the challenges and struggles that came with running a fashion brand in the university.
There’s a whole glossary of fashion words, some of which have obvious meanings and some of which don't. So, how about Atelier, Mélange and Couture? What do these words mean, and how should they be used?
We understand that this is a tough time for people, but one just has to make good use of the current situation. Here are some of the things fashion entrepreneurs can get done at home to help their brand.
Orange Culture is a Nigerian fashion brand founded and creative directed by popular fashion designer, Adebayo Oke-Lawal who started designing at the age of 10. Here's how Orange Culture is adding value to the Nigerian fashion industry.
The fashion in Zimbabwe is highly influenced by the rich culture and heritage in the country. Find out how Zimbabwe's culture is Infused into their fashion brands.
Knowing the right fashion words to use as a fashion entrepreneur is actually very important, as it assures the client of the brand, as well as the designer. Check out the meaning of ensemble, contrast, and distressing, and the right ways in which they should be used.
It's no news that many sectors of the world have been affected, and still continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But being proactive in this season, is the best thing any fashion organization or business owner can do. Prada has recently backed an Artificial Intelligence start-up, Bigthinx, to create the first live-streamed 3D virtual fashion show.
Here's What Fashion Entrepreneurs Think About E-Commerce Vs. The Conventional Walk-In Method For Selling Fashion ItemsMay 02, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
E-commerce is widely becoming an acceptable form of advertising products, good and services.We spoke to fashion business owners, including fashion designers and fashion accessory makers on what they think about the various forms of e-commerce, and whether they prefer it to the conventional walk-in method.
We spoke to a few people on the attributes and qualities they look for in a fashion brand, and designer and here's what they had to say.
Styles Of The Moment - Corsets, Shades of Colours, Deconstructed Outfits, Flowery Prints, And MelangeJune 11, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
We understand that fashion styles are ever changing, and styles from the 90's could come back into the fashion scene in the blink of an eye.Here are some of the styles of the moment, and what we think about them.
Looking for fashion events you can take advantage of? Here are some fashion, and businews relates seminars and events fashion entrepreneurs can gain from
The African Fashion Foundation Presents Impact Fund For Creatives Worth $100 Million And Scouting For Africa 2020 Project In Collaboration With VogueJune 17, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Many startups in Africa, Nigeria especially, have benefitted from grants and funds by organizations, whether local or international. Here's how African Fashion Foundation is helping fashion designers through the Impact Fund and Scouting For Africa 2020 project.
Fashion outfits are usually determined by the trends or situations of a fashion industry. We've seen a lot of face masks which have been designed to match the outfits of the customers, whether for casual or formal occasions, and here are some of the ones we love.
Starting A Fashion Collection Soon? Here Are The Top 4 Things To Consider Before Designing Your CollectionMay 11, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In fashion designing, one of the major ways in which designers put out their creativity for the world to see, is by releasing fashion collections.Well, here are some things to consider, as a fashion designer, before designing your collection.
Here Are Some Of The Factors Fashion Entrepreneurs Consider Before Pricing Products, And What We Think About ItMay 21, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Just like in every business, fashion businesses owners need to take note of their income and expenditure, just to be certain that the business is not running at a loss. We spoke to fashion entrepreneurs on the factors that affect pricing, and they determine the selling price of their products. Here's what they shared with us.
Here Are Some Of The Challenges Facing African Fashion Brands As Regards The Global Fashion IndustryJune 11, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
The global fashion industry, which comprises of various fashion entrepreneurs from all over the world that showcase their creativity, culture and heritage through their designs, is one industry that had been growing over the years. Here are some of the challenges facing African fashion brands, as regards the global fashion scene.
Here's How The Abdul Raouf Sisters Established Okhtein, An African Fashion Brand To Be Reckoned WithJune 30, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In the global fashion industry, it is not uncommon to have members of a family running a successful fashion business together. Here's how the Okhtein brand was established by Egyptian sisters, and is now a globally recognized brand.
Here Are Some Of The Factors Affecting Customer Patronage In Your Fashion Brand And Solutions To ThemJuly 02, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In a survey we took with a different range of customers, we were able to highlight some of the factors and proffer solutions for them. Here are some of the factors that affect customer patronage, and what fashion brands can do to reduce it.
Bernard Arnault, Amancio Ortega, And Other Fashion Moguls Make Up Forbes 2020 List Of World's Wealthiest PeopleJune 23, 2020 | by bolu | 8 Comments
The Forbes 2020 list of billionaires was recently released by Business Magazine, Forbes. Check out some of the fashion business owners that made the cut.
Wondering How To Manage Your Fashion Waste Efficiently, Here's What Fashion Designers Had To Say, And What We ThinkJune 03, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In every business that deals in manufacturing of products, there is bound to be a wastage of resources. We spoke to some fashion designers on how they are able to manage their waste efficiently, and if these methods are environment friendly or not, check out what they had to say.
The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2020 with the theme Woven Threads successfully came to an end after a 3-week long program consisting of various online workshops, question and answer sessions even virtual studio tours. Check Out All That Happened.
Due to the lockdown, whether partial or total going on in most parts of the world, many activities have ceased, and there hasn't been a need to dress up. Here are some of the lockdown styles we love from style influencers.
ENZI footwear brand is an Ethiopian brand that produces premium, casual footwear made from sustainable materials such as high grade leather, woven fabrics, organic cotton and traditional crafts. Here's how the sustainable footwear brand is making waves in Africa.
Fashion Phoenix - Atinuke Awobode Shares How Lack Of Specialization, And Others Affected Her Brand, DressMyCloset, When She Started OutJune 10, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Here are some of the mistakes Atinuke Awobode, the creative director of the Dress My Closet brand made at the start of her brand, the lessons learnt and how she was able to bounce back.
The Fashion Souk Nigeria is one of the widely recognized trade fairs in the country. Not only does the fashion fair showcase the value chain of the fashion business, it is also a platform for emerging entrepreneurs and fashion experts to connect and network. The Fashion Souk 2020 was recently announced to be going virtual, and applications for vendor spaces are now open!
Wondering How Long It Takes To Create An Outfit? Here Are Some Determinants That Customers And Fashion Designers Had To ShareJune 12, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
When designing outfits, or fashion accessories, in order to put out the best in terms of quality for clients, designers need to take out ample time to design the products. Here's what customers and designers have time say about the time it takes to create an outfit.
The lockdown shouldn't have been all gloomy and down for your business, as there are certain things you, as a fashion business owner, should have checked off. Check out our list of top 5 Things you should have checked off during the lockdown.
Are you on the search for something classy, elegant and super stylish? Mauvelli has definitely got you covered with out Style of the moment column where we dish out some of the styles being rocked on the fashion scene.
Style Of The Moment - Tiered Sleeves, Off-One Shoulder, Striped Outfits, Waist Train, Puffed SleevesJune 18, 2020 | by bolu | 6 Comments
With the lockdown getting eased in most parts of the world, many events organizers are bracing up for the season.With our Style Of The Moment column, we bring to you the latest styles taking the fashion industry by storm. Here's how tiered sleeves, off-one shoulder, plaid outfits, waist train and puffed sleeves can be infused in your wardrobe.
Apart from the fact that attending events opens up networking opportunities with professionals and like-minded individuals, it also avails business owners the chance of marketing products and services to prospective clients. In light of this, here are some events happening this week that would be beneficial as a fashion business owner.
Imane Ayissi is an eponymous haute couture fashion brand that blends craftsmanship with traditional materials, and well-thought out cuts and designs to create the ideal African wardrobe for males and females. They recently launched his Fall 2020 Collection, Amal Si, and here's what we think about it.
In this column where Mauvelli focuses on commonly misused words in fashion, fashion entrepreneurs can stay updated and corrected on the wrong usage of words in fashion. Another essense of this column is for fashion entrepreneurs to truly understand the various terms and aspects of their business, in order to fully utilise them. So, considering all of these then, what do boning, shirring mean with respect to fashion design? And when does one use the term minimalist fashion? Sit tight as we delve
Fashion shows are like a fashion paradise for fashion lovers because all sorts of designs and collections, from both new and established designers, are showcased. The Lagos Fashion Week 2019 held from the 23rd to 26th of October, 2019, here's what we think about it.
Fashion Phoenix - Adewunmi Olowokande Shares On How Sourcing Good Quality Materials Was A Challenge At The Start Of Her Footwear Brand, Dew DaviesJuly 22, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
We have previously spoken to Atinuke Awobode of DressMyCloset and Temitayo Balogun of May Coutures, on how they were able to turn lack of specialization and low capital around respectively to grow their businesses. In the same light too, we sparked a conversation with Adewunmi Olowokande of the Dew Davies brand, and she had more than a few things to share with us as regards her challenges and breakthroughs in building a successful fashion brand.
With styles like puffy sleeves, tiered bottoms, even corsets, many people have upped their style game despite the lockdown and we're loving it! Here are some of the styles of the moment for this week, and do let us know if you'd be rocking these styles or not.
Do you need outfit inspirations to communicate your style and elegance? This column was designed to keep you updated on the latest styles of the moment, and what we love about them. Let's get down to it then!
Events and seminars are a god way to start the week, especially for fashion business owners. In order to increase exposure, as well as networking opportunities, attending events with various professionals in the industry would go a long way for your brand. And not to worry, Mauvelli has got you covered as we have brought to you events that you can attend in order to grow your brand to the next level.
Fashion collections also reflects the latest styles in the fashion industry, for prospective customers to be aware of. In a bid to communicate the personalities of the modern day woman, Sai Sankoh, a Sierra Leonean fashion designer recently released her collection, "Portrait Of A Lady" and here are our thoughts.
Imad Eduso is one fashion brand that has been able to add value to the Nigerian fashion industry by creating sophisticated, vibrant and functional pieces for the modern-day woman. With their bridal outfits line also, where they design outfits for church, court weddings and receptions, the Imad Eduso brand is one that's on a roll in the fashion industry. What's so special about Imad Eduso? Who's the brain behind it? And how has the brand been able to make a mark in the Nigerian fashion industry?
Here's How Reni Folawiyo Infused Fashion, Culture, Art, And Cuisine In The Popular Fashion Retail Store, ALÁRAJuly 07, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
World fashion retailers such as Inditex, The Gap, H&M, RunwaySale have been able to bridge the gap between manufacturers and customers, even with the constantly changing trends and styles. ALÁRA, a widely recognised fashion retail brand in Nigeria, has been breaking boundaries in the global fashion industry. Here's how.
Tiffany Amber's Creative Director, Folake Akindele-Coker, Speaks On The Survival Of The Fashion Brand Amidst The PandemicJuly 22, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Tiffany Amber is a luxury fashion brand, one of the first ready-to-wear brands in Nigeria, that puts out unique and pieces for the modern day woman. However, this pandemic brought a high level of uncertainty which questioned the survival of the 21-year old fashion brand. How, then, has Tiffany Amber been able to stay afloat despite the pandemic?
Being a fashion entrepreneur does not necessarily mean that you have to be a fashion designer. While the market is filled with fashion designers, there are other aspects of fashion entrepreneurship like fashion retailing. Dropshipping is an aspect of fashion retailing you can take advantage of to become a fashion entrepreneur. Here is how to start and run a successful dropshipping business in Nigeria.
Attending events helps you to network with various industry experts, as well as build meaningful relationships with them. All through this week, we have compiled a list of events that you would find beneficial as a fashion business owner. So, let's get down to it!
Here's How Nelly Tuikong Birthed Kenyan Cosmetics Brand, Pauline Cosmetics, To Bridge The Non-Inclusion Of Melanin Makeup Products GapJuly 14, 2020 | by bolu | 2 Comments
Cosmetics and beauty products have a way of interpreting fashion and providing a certain look, such that it can be switched from a natural look,to an avant garde one. Redefining makeup for African women is what Nelly Tuikong had in mind when she launched her beauty line, Pauline Cosmetics.
We understand that fashion accessories are quite important, which is why it is necessary to purchase unique ones. So, here are some of the top fashion accessories brands in Lagos, and Ibadan that design spectacular accessories for customers.
Styles Of The Moment - Wide-Leg Trousers, High Slits, Side Flaps, Criss-Cross Neckline, Peplum StyleJuly 16, 2020 | by bolu | 8 Comments
Having a variety of styles that can be rocked to different occasions is remarkable as a fashionista. However, certain styles are in vogue compared to others, and knowing these styles are some of the advantages a Mauvelli fashionista enjoys! Nevertheless, here are some styles of the moment that you can infuse in your wardrobe to achieve a statement look.
In the style of the moment column, we dish out popular and intriguing styles and outfits being rocked at the moment in the fashion scene. We have previously looked at wide-leg trousers, corsets, aso-oke and many more, and the numerous ways in which they can be worn.
Textiles are also produced to represent the time, significance, and story of an era, and a good example is the Mimiremi Textiles brand which produces exclusive hand-printed prints that tell the African story. In that light also, the Ghanaian textile industry has launched the production of textiles which symbolizes the coronavirus pandemic, and its effect on Ghanaians and their communities.
Here Are Some Factors That Contribute To The Relatively High Price Of Locally Handmade Footwear, And What We Think About ItJuly 11, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Just like sole rebel, whose shoes are handmade from the finest sustainable materials, most of these shoes are also handmade. One concern however, for most customers, is the high price of these custom made footwears compared to the international ones being produced. Often times, similar shoes, one made in Africa, and the other abroad, seem to have a wide range when it comes to the prices. We spoke to footwear brand owners on the reason for this, and the challenges they face also, and here's what
Happy Eid Kabir esteemed Mauvelli readers! It's a season of celebration as we've already started seeing lots of dressing styles from our Muslim brethren. With abayas, shawls, turbans, and all other outfits and accessories, this year's Eid Kabir is definitely a banger! In celebration of this year's festival, here are some of the fashion brands that are doing well in the fashion industry and are owned by Muslim entrepreneurs.
Apps are a very useful tool for making life easier in this age and time that we live in. In the fashion industry, many apps have been designed to help fashion designers make their work easier. We review the Fashion Design app to let you know what to expect before you download it.
The Accra Fashion Week 2019 Was Used To Catch The Attention Of Foreign Investors And Tourists. Here's HowAugust 01, 2020 | by Iyin | 0 Comments
The Accra Fashion Week 2019 was a success and it saw designers from all over the world come and display their designer. It was also used to encourage foreign investors and tourists to invest in the African fashion industry. Here's how.
Seeing your fashion business grow is one of the many joys of entrepreneurship. Here are 2 major business growth strategies to help you achieve your fashion business growth goals.
While some events may be virtual rather than physical, by networking and reaching out to like-minded individuals, a fashion brand owner and their brand would be able to position themselves for global opportunities. With that in mind, here are some of the events happening around this week that you can attend.
The organisers of the Cascador 2020 Program, which includes Verraki Ventures, Verod Capital Management, Lagos Business School and many more, are now accepting applications. Here's all you need to know about it.
Wanni Fuga is a fashion brand that celebrates African culture through flattering cuts and sophisticated aesthetics. Here's how the brand is adding value to the Nigerian fashion industry.
We have previously looked at how and many more are now becoming quite popular in our fashion scene. So what's today's tea? What are some of the styles of the moment that you should catch up on? Well, let's get down to it.
The 2020 MTV VMAs took a place on the 30th of August, with just a few celebrities in attendance. Here are some of our favourite looks from the event.
Johnson Martey Junior just released his debut fashion collection under his fashion label, Ohene Mantse featuring a range of outfits for both males and females. Here's our review of the collection.
Fashion in many ways is greatly influenced by social media. Social media spreads trends and the 'it' fashion more quickly than other media do, so it proves to be a great place for fashionistas and fashionpreneurs to show what they have got and built their brands respectively. Amongst these social media platforms that play a significant role in fashion is Twitter.
Africa is a continent rich in culture and style. One that is filled with everyday people with unrivaled fashion sense. From the girl nextdoor to the celebrities we see on our tv screens, Africa, and Nigeria in particular, has some of the most stylish people alive. We take a look at 5 of Funke Akindele's most iconic looks yet.
Instagram stories are a great feature on Instagram that fashion entrepreneurs can use to build their brands. In this video, Sharon Ojong shares on how entrepreneurs can build their brand using the Instagram stories feature on Instagram.
Check Out Some Of The Events Happening This Week That You Can Take Advantage Of As A Fashion EntrepreneurAugust 10, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Just like we did last week, here are some of the events happening all through the week that you can take advantage of as a fashion entrepreneur.
Glamera, An Egyptian Beauty Start-Up Recently Acquired A Six-Figure Seed Funding. Here's What We ThinkAugust 11, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Glamera, a fashion beauty startup in Egypt, recently announced a six-figure seed funding from Dual Gate Investment Holding in order to expand across the Middle East and North Africa. With many announcements of equity funding in the Egyptian fashion space, what is the Egyptian government including in their industries, when compared with Nigeria? And what does this mean for Glamera?
With our Commonly Misused Fashion Words segment, we aim to correct the wrong notion fashion entrepreneurs have of certain words. Check out some of the commonly misused terms in fashion that can be used rightly and infused in fashion brands.
We totally understand how difficult it may be trying to find the perfect style for that party or special occasion. Check out some of the styles of the moment!
Check Out Some Of The Events Happening This Week That You Can Be Beneficial To You As A Fashion EntrepreneurAugust 24, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Staying updated on the latest fashion trends and interacting with various fashion industry experts and professionals would help a brand grow, as well as position it for global opportunities. In this segment, we share various events, ranging from fashion, business, even mental health, that can be beneficial to you as a fashion entrepreneur.
The Global Startup Ecosystem, a company that was designed to support startup companies in emerging markets from countries all around the world, has recently announced that SMEs from different industries, including the fashion industry, can apply to the accelerator program. Here's how fashion brand ownerst can apply
AUDA And The Ecobank Group Just Launched An MSME Academy. Here's All You Need To Know About The Application ProcessAugust 15, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
The African Union Development Agency in collaboration with the Ecobank Group recently announced the launch of an academy for Medium and Small Scale Entrepreneurs in order to support and grow their businesses.
Elsa Majimbo, the new internet sensation who creates funny skits all over social media, recently bagged an influencer marketing deal with Rihanna's fashion brand, Fenty. Here's what brought about the deal.
Loyal customers help build a fashion brand in many ways. They are the ones that are always there and ever willing to make a purchase even when peak season is off. There are certain ways to build customer loyalty in customers so they see your fashion brand as the go to brand for their fashion needs, here they are.
Social media plays a huge role in the way fashion is perceived and received by fashionistas. Here's how Tiktok has affected the way the world sees fashion.
Here Are Some Of The Events Happening This Week That You Can Take Advantage Of As A Fashion Entrepreneur.August 17, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
As fashion entrepreneurs, the importance of attending events cannot be overstated. Here are some of the events happening all through the week that you can take advantage of.
Most fashion entrepreneurs don't properly utilise the words in their businesses. Check out the meanings of basting, cording, ruching and how they should be used.
ZYNE is another African fashion brand that employs sustainable practices and materials in order to achieve their goals. However, how does sustainability help the brand achieve their goals? And how does this affect African communities?
In Need Of Sexy Plus Size Dresses, Wholesale Lingerie, And Wholesale Clothing? Look No Further Than Lover-BeautyAugust 20, 2020 | by Iyin | 1 Comment
What better way to celebrate your body than to dress it beautifully? Lover-Beauty offers everything, from sexy plus size dresses to wholesale lingerie, and wholesale clothing. Find out more here.
In this exclusive interview we had with Mrs Tinu Smith, the CEO and Creative Director of Datina Designs, we spoke about some of the challenges she has encountered in building a fashion brand that has been in existence for over 20 years.
In need of Sexy Plus Size Dresses, Wholesale Lingerie, and Wholesale Clothing? Look No Further Than Lover Beauty ShopJuly 07, 2020 | by Iyin | 0 Comments
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Enygma Ventures Recently Launched Their Shift Fund For Entrepreneurs. Here's All You Need To Know About ItAugust 21, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Enygma Ventures has opened applications for Shift Fund for African entrepreneurs. Here’s all you need to know about it.
In this segment, we focus on certain words in the fashion industry which fashion entrepreneurs commonly misuse. Check out the meaning of toile, colour fast, yoke and how they should be used.
Style Of The Moment - Wrap Dress, Flared Pants, Royal Traditional Suit, Fishtail Dress, High-Low TopsSeptember 03, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
If you have been on the lookout for trendy styles for various occasions, then the style of the moment column is your surest plug! Let's get down to the styles for today then.
Our Style Of The Moment column is specially designed to keep you updated on the latest styles in the Nigerian fashion scene, as well as how people are rocking them.
#WesternFashion - Meet FYNE Jewellery, A Sustainable Fashion Brand That Makes Unique Jewellery Pieces Using Lab-Grown DiamondsAugust 26, 2020 | by Iyin | 1 Comment
Sustainability in the fashion industry is getting more and more widely embraced. FYNE Jewellery is one fashion brand that has jumped on the sustainable bandwagon my using lab-grown diamonds for their jewellery pieces. Here's how.
Fashion Phoenix - Simisola Sogbesan Shares How Bad Delivery Services Affected Her Brand In The BeginningAugust 27, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Just like Atinuke Awobode of DressMyCloset shared how lack of specialisation affected her brand, Simisola Sogbesan also shared how bad delivery services affected her brand in the beginning. Stay with us as we take you on this Phoenix journey of the Hafsat Signature Brand.
Style Of The Moment - Maxi Jumpsuit, Shirt Dress, Hand-Printed Fabrics, Ankara-Laced Kimono, Side RufflesAugust 27, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Just like we've been serving style inspiration over the past few weeks with our Style Of The Moment column, here are some trendy styles that definitely have the power to make your wardrobe pop!
Different social media platforms were set up for different reasons and have different uses and functionalities. As TikTok is used for sharing short amazingly creative videos, and Twitter is used mainly for bants and marketing purposes, LinkedIn is used for business. But one thing is for sure, they are all platforms where fashion brands can shine. Here are the pros and cons of using LinkedIn to promote your fashion brand.
Take A Look At Some Of The Events Happening This Week That Can Benefit You Highly, As A Fashion EntrepreneurAugust 31, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
As a business owner, attending events is a good way to grow your brand. By meeting investors and like-minded individuals, you are able to interact and connect with them to get amazing opportunities for your brand. Here are some of the events happening this week that you can leverage as a fashion entrepreneur.
Here's How The Femi Handbags Brand Is Influencing The Nigerian Leather Industry, While Designing Unique HandbagsSeptember 01, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Femi Handbags is a fashion accessories brand in Nigeria that has become increasingly popular over the years, not only because of their unique products, but also the impact they have on Nigerian communities at large. Here's how the Femi Handbags brand is able to deliver value to the Nigerian leather industry, while producing unique products.
In our commonly misused fashion words segment, we aim to correct the wrong notion fashion entrepreneurs have about certain words and highlight how they should be used. So, what do interlining, facing, and eyelet mean with respect to the fashion industry?
Every fashion entrepreneur wants to see their brand grow and see more and more people come to them for their fashion products. While many of them focus on increasing their branded marketingand advertising efforts, only a few focus on trying user-generated content. Here are ways to encourage user-generated content for yoru fashion brand.
Attending events is a way brand owners can gain value by connecting with like-minded individuals and experts. Check out some of the various events happening all through this week that you can leverage as a fashion entrepreneur.
Social Media Roundup: Laycon's Superhero Outfit, Yara Shahidi's HarpersBazaar Arabia Feature And Many More.September 05, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Our Social Media Roundup column is designed to bring you all the hot tea you might have missed on different social media platforms this week.
Our Commonly Misused Fashion Words column is designed to correct the wrong notion people have of certain words, techniques and processes used in the fashion industry to promote frequent usage. So, how are these techniques - asymmetrical hemline, gathers and fluted hems - used in the fashion industry?
Every social media platform can be used for growing your fashion brand if only you know the best way to use the right platform for your brand. Facebook is one, among many other platforms, that offers many advantages, as well as disadvantages, for your fashion brand. Here they are.
The LVMH brand made a decision last year to acquire American Jewellery brand, Tiffany and Co., however, the deal fell through recently. Why was this decision taken, and what does this mean for both brands?
This Commonly Misused Fashion Words column is designed to correct the wrong notion fashion entrepreneurs have of certain words, processes and terminologies in the fashion industry. So what do these words - V-neckline, Sweetheart Neckline, Taffeta - mean in the fashion industry?
Here's How People Are Rocking The Plunging Neckline, Two-Part Sleeves And Many Other Styles Of The MomentSeptember 17, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Our Style Of The Moment column is designed to keep you posted on the latest fashion styles in the industry that are probably in sync with your personal taste. Check out how you can use the two-part sleeves, high neck styles and many more to your advantage.
Looking For Swimwear With Fine Cuts, And Afrocentric Vibes? Andrea Iyamah Offers This But With Pricey SelectionsSeptember 16, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
A Nigerian fashion brand that is making waves internationally with their swimwear is Andrea Iyamah. Check out what makes them unique.
Mastercard SME Masterclass, Nigerian Women Business Summit And Other Webinars You Can Attend This WeekSeptember 28, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
This column is designed to keep you updated on the events, centred around fashion, business amongst others, that are taking place this week
Just like we shared events last week, this week we are bringing to you some of the events happening around that would definitely add value to you as a fashion brand owner.
With our Style Of The Moment column, we bring to you some of the latest styles in the industry, things to love about them, as well as events you can wear them to. Some of these styles include the Cross Mono-Strap style, Drawstring dress, Ankara two-piece and many more.
By attending events that happen either virtually or physically, a fashion entrepreneur can gain needed insights to grow their business. So, here’s a list of events happening this week that you can benefit from as a fashion entrepreneur.
Just like we shared events last week, this week we are bringing to you some of the events happening around that would definitely add value to you as a fashion entrepreneur.
Style Of The Moment- Feather Ruffles, Collared Wrap Dresses And Other Styles That Are Trending Right NowOctober 08, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Fashion styles become increasingly popular when a lot of people fancy the styles or when top celebrities rock them well. As you may already know, the choice of dressing of celebrities influences their fans and followers, and eventually a larger part of that social strata. So, what fashion styles are currently trending then? Let’s check them out!
Attending events is a way in which brand owners can gain value by connecting with like-minded individuals and experts. Check out some of the various events happening all through the week that you can leverage as a fashion entrepreneur.
Our Style Of The Moment column is designed to keep you updated on the latest styles, so you won’t be caught slacking. Let’s check out how people are rocking the shift dress and many others to various occasions.
Here Is How Virtual Clothing And Other Innovations In The Fashion Industry Have Been Gaining Attention In The Past 8 MonthsSeptember 09, 2020 | by Iyin | 1 Comment
The fashion industry is ever-evolving, and innovation is never far from it.With the pandemic came doubts and fears over the future of fashion and the industry, but once again fashion designers have shown their resilience in the face of a bad situation. Here are 3 innovations that COVID-19 has brought to light.
Impact Hub Is Set To Provide Business Coaching For SMEs. Here's How To Apply For The New Economy Booster ProgramSeptember 09, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
The Impact Hub recently launched the applications for their New Economy Booster Program 2020 to support impact-driven entrepreneurs with both advanced and early-stage ventures, startups, or initiatives both in Nigeria and Ghana. Here's all you need to know about the application process.
In The Spirit Of Independence, Here's How To Stylishly Pull Off Green Outfits And Draw Inspiration From OthersOctober 01, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
In the spirit of independence, here are some style options that you can comfortably slay in with a touch of green.
Despite Giving Off Conflicting Moods, Sheels Urbane's Le Fleurs Collection Is One With Unique DesignsOctober 01, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Sheels Urbane is a contemporary fashion brand that caters to both men and women to look stylish for every defining aspect of their lives, and they recently released their Resort 2021 fashion collection, Le Fleurs. Here's our honest review
Fashion is a beautiful thing. It is a way of expression and a way of life. Through fashion, people express themselves. For reasons ranging from their style of clothing to their hairstyle choice, many have faced unjust harassment from those meant to protect us. These people called SARS. Here are their stories.
Due to the #ENDSARS movement, many fashion brands and fashion entrepreneurs have not been able to publicize their products, churn out relevant content to boost sales and many more. However, this has not stopped fashion brands and tech companies from helping out his movement in their own ways.
For the past week, there has been an uproar on the streets of Nigerian cities as well as on online platforms calling for a dissolution of a police unit called SARS. Being vibrant youths, it is only natural for you to want to go out and join in the protests, however, you need to dress for the occasion. Here's what to wear and take along with you.
Social media Roundup: Desmond Elliot Faces Criticism Over His Social Media Regulation Speech And MoreOctober 30, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Our social media roundup is designed to cover all the trending topics that happened on various social media this week. Just like we did last week, take a look at our social media roundup for this week.
Zoom Recently Launched Their End-To-End Encryption Feature. Here Are The Implications For EntrepreneursOctober 29, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Zoom just announced the launch of their highly requested end-to-end encryption feature. Here’s how you can activate the feature, as well as some of its implications..
The Ethiopian ethical fashion brand, Lemlem has partnered with Agnona which is an Italian women’s luxury brand to deliver a capsule collection that highlights sustainability. Here’s an honest review of the Lemlem brand and the capsule collection.
Check Out Unique Fashion Collaborations Of Ex-BBNaija Housemates, Including Erica Nlewedim x Lisa Folawiyo StudiosOctober 10, 2020 | by bolu | 2 Comments
Since the BBNaija finale which was aired live a few weeks back, the former housemates have been serving several stylish looks, and we must definitely commend them. On a lighter note, here are some of the housemates who have stood out from others with their undeniably elegant and chic outfits.
The #ENDSARS movement has also been supported by several celebrities including Viola Davies, J Cole, Elsa Majimbo and very recently Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter. However, this newly acquired support from the founder of Twitter did not seat well with some people, especially Adamu Garba. Here is what transpired.
This week’s style of the moment is one that you can draw inspiration from whether for classy and bougie events, or calm and subtle ones. Let’s get down to it!
Award-winning singer and songwriter, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, recently dropped his long-awaited album, Made In Lagos, and fans had a lot to say, including regarding his fashion choices. Here’s a breakdown of the fashion looks he served during and after the build-up of the Made In Lagos album.
The Lagos Leather Fair 2020, Sustainability Beyond Fabrics Webinar And Other Events You Can Attend This WeekOctober 19, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Just like we shared events last week, this week we are bringing to you some of the events happening around that would definitely add value to you as a fashion brand owner, such as the Lagos Leather Fashion Fair 2020, Sustainability Beyond The Fabric and many more.
Our Style Of The Moment column is specially designed to keep you updated on the latest styles in the Nigerian fashion scene, such as the batwing sleeves, lace-up dress and more, as well as how people are rocking them.
The events column is designed for fashion entrepreneurs to see helpful events they can attend weekly. Here’s a list of online events that can add value to you and your brand, as a fashion entrepreneur.
In light of Nigeria's rumoured social media bill, here’s a list of African countries that have regulated social media over the years and the effect of social media regulation on the fashion industry.
We’re bringing you a list of fashion and fashion-related events happening both online and offline that you can benefit from this week. Take a look down below!
In the wake of the US Presidential election that had people from all over the world talking, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris emerged President and Vice President-elect of the country. Here is a rundown of the Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris', fashion style.
Just like the Citation premiere which held last week, the Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story premiered yesterday, and it sure did get a lot of buzz. From the movie premiere yesterday, which held in Filmhouse Cinemas, Victoria Island, here are some of the eye-catching looks.
Social Media Roundup: Wizkid's Made In Lagos Custom-Made Outfit, Zendaya On Essence Cover And Many MoreNovember 20, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Last week, we took a look at how the cast and other stars dazzled at the Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story movie premiere and many more. You can check out all the details here. So, let’s take a look at our social media roundup for this week.
Here's How LORNE, A South-African Brand Creates Doodle-Inspired Accessories For Modern Men And WomenNovember 10, 2020 | by bolu | 0 Comments
LORNE is an accessories fashion brand based in South Africa that creates doodle-inspired accessories for both men and women. Here’s how the brand has been making waves.
Here are some of the fashion brands ranging from retailers to beauty/skin care as well as hair weaves that the BBNaija Season 5 housemates have signed deals with.
Wondering If Hand Dyed Fabrics Look Good For A Collection? Check Out Kancky's Clarity Collection And Our ReviewNovember 11, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Sustainable fashion brand, Kancky released their SS21 Collection, the Charity Collection, and it communicates the right amount of calmness and serenity. Here’s our review of the collection.
Popular singer and songwriter, Burna Boy dubbed The African Giant recently bagged a Grammy nomination for the World Music Album and this is indeed very commendable. In light of this, here are 4 times Burna Boy has channelled his African Giant status with fashion.
Attending events as a fashion entrepreneur is definitely one of the ways to grow your brand. Just like we do at the start of a new week, here are some physical and virtual events happening this week that you can benefit from as a fashion entrepreneur.
How can you utilise chelsea collars and virago sleeves in your brand in order to make it pop? And what value can hourglass silhouettes add to your fashion brand? Stay with us as we take you on this enlightening journey!
Introducing styles such as the can definitely attract more customers to your brand because lots of customers like sticking to modern trends. So, how can you properly utilize gingham, cowl neckline, surplice neckline in your fashion brand?
Hertunba's Action Lady Collection Was Largely Inspired By Modern Working Class Women. Here's Our ReviewNovember 19, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
A fashion collection is one of the ways in which a brand targets their audience by displaying a high level of creativity through cuts, silhouettes and many more. Hertunba just released a fashion collection, Action Lady and it comprises of a range of styles for modern women. Here’s our review.
More events are being held now in spite of the lingering pandemic and it is important to remain classy all through the events you attend. Here are some trendy styles of the moment that you can infuse in your wardrobe easily to up your fashion game.
Here's How Haute Couture Fashion Brand, Odio Mimonet Uses Traditional Fabrics To Create Unique But Pricey DesignsNovember 17, 2020 | by bolu | 2 Comments
Odio Mimonet is an haute couture fashion brand located in Lagos that provides high-quality designs and pieces for modern women. Here's how they use traditional fabrics to create unique but pricey outfits.
Starting a fashion business in Nigeria can sometimes seem like a very daunting task especially because there are so many fashion entrepreneurs everywhere. Even though it might seem that way, it doesn't have to be that way. Many fashion entrepreneurs have started their fashion businesses with no money and most of these people started from home. This week, we review a video by Kemi Omorogbe of Kemafrik on starting a fashion business from home. Here it is.
Twitter Just Launched Twitter Fleets. Here's How Fashion Brands Can Benefit From It And Users' ReactionsNovember 18, 2020 | by Iyin | 1 Comment
Social media can be a major game-changer for fashion entrepreneurs. There are so many features various social media platforms offer entrepreneurs that they can use to their advantages. Recently, Twitter launched its story feature - Twitter Fleets. Here's how you can use it to boost your brand and some users' reaction to it.
Today, in the spirit of trending topics, we asked a couple of people, both males and females, for their thoughts on how much they think is too much for a wig.
Check out our review of the Bromance collection by Nwosu Official, in collaboration with brand influencer, Enioluwa Adeoluwa which addresses issues surrounding masculinity.
On social media last week, there was a lot of buzz around a popular makeup artist in Enugu who was found dead at a bus stop after she was booked for a job by an unknown person. In light of this, we spoke to several makeup artists on some of the challenges and dangers they face in their business, and measures they take to avoid them.
Here's Our Review Of MrsSandraO's Coalescence Collection Inspired By The Recent Issues In The CountryNovember 26, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
MrsSandraO recently released a fashion collection tagged Coalescence, while drawing inspiration from certain issues. Here’s our review of the collection.
Whether with local or international brands, there are numerous times the design or concept of a fashion brand has gotten stolen by another brand. So, is there any protection for fashion creative designs? And what steps can fashion entrepreneurs take to prevent these things from happening?
Our Fashion Words column is dedicated to enlightening all fashion entrepreneurs on new, intriguing styles and concepts that they can infuse in their brands. So, how can you infuse butterfly sleeves, gores as well as minimalist fashion styles into your brand?
Our Style of the Moment column specially designed for Mauvelli fashionistas is meant to keep you updated on the latest styles and trends in the Nigerian fashion industry. Do you want to bring the slay on into the new year? Then, stay with us as we dish these marvellous styles and outfits!
Social Media Roundup: Cardi B's Reaction To Erica's Style, South African Style Awards 2020 And Many MoreNovember 27, 2020 | by bolu | 1 Comment
Our social media roundup is designed to cover all fun, fashion-related topics across social media platforms this week. Here’s our roundup of some of the interesting fashion topics that trended on social media this week.
Apart from the fact that attending events makes entrepreneurs, such as fashion entrepreneurs, gain insight for their respective businesses, it also poses an opportunity for them to network with individuals. Here are some of the events that you can certainly get useful takeaways from as a fashion entrepreneur.
We asked few people on their stand on the altè style and the radical outfits they have seen altè people wear, and they certainly had some interesting tea to share. Stay with us on this journey as we delve into the interesting and different world of altè fashion.
The former Prime Minister of The UK, Theresa May, during her last visit to Nigeria rocked a custom-made jacket from Emmy Kasbit and she couldn’t stop gushing over it. So, what defines the Emmy Kasbit brand and what makes them special? Stay with us as we go on this inside journey of the Nigerian fashion brand.
FIA Factory recently celebrated their fifth anniversary in the fashion industry, and they released a capsule collection, TIME, to that effect. Did the collection embody all that the brand has been through over the years clearly? Well, here’s our review of the collection.
In the fashion industry, models play a huge role in making things happen and taking brands to the next level. Here are types of fashion models in the industry and how you can use them to the advantage of your fashion brand.
There are terms and techniques that fashion entrepreneurs can infuse in their brands to make it unique. These techniques or styles such as bishop sleeves and so on the help to add more flair to an otherwise boring outfit or product. Stay with us as we check out how you can use gusset, scoop neckline and carpi pants in your brand.
For years, the fashion choices made by various people have been seen through different eyes. Depending on what side of the fashion spectrum you sit on, some things are acceptable in fashion, and some just aren't. Recently, we asked 9 Nigerians what they think of guys painting their nails, here's what they said.
Have you been steadily updating your wardrobe, or you’ve been chilling for the holiday season? Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered, here are different styles you can rock to various occasions during this season.
This Events column is designed to cover a list of helpful events happening all through the week that fashion entrepreneurs can benefit from. So, what are you waiting for? Here’s a list of all the events happening that you can take advantage of.
Our column, What Nigerians Think, is designed to get different views and responses from Nigerians regarding certain topics. So, here are different views from Nigerian men regarding the notion that guys should or shouldn’t dabble into skincare.
Despite the lockdown that saw many physical shows being postponed, put on hold or held virtually, some shows still held physically. With these physical shows came certain hosts that wore the most show-stopping awe-inspiring outfits that showed the lockdown it couldn't stop their shine. Here are 5 show hosts that stole ghe show with their fashion in 2020.
Despite the pandemic, the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality tv show still aired last year with 20 contestants in the house. From these 20 housemates, with their different styles and tastes in fashion, we have come up with a list of the 7 most stylish housemates. Here it is.
For the average Nigerian child, Christmas season also signifies a time when they get to receive new clothes form their parents. Clothes they can use to show off to their friends. But, what about the average Nigerian adult? Do they also need Christmas clothes to really get into the Christmas mood? Here's what they think.
From the stables of Twitter, Instagram and many more, here are the hot topics that trended on social media this week - that is, our Social Media Roundup For This Week.
Fashion is specific to people. What one person loves and can't stop talking about or rocking, another might just be indifferent to or even hate. We asked Nigerians what they think about their fashion style being subject to consent from their partner. Even though we know the focus on this is mostly directly at females, to make it less streamlined, we asked opinions from both genders 😉.
This past year was indeed a tough one, especially for entrepreneurs and business owners, even in the fashion space. Here are our top 5 fashion brands and business owners in Nigeria that did remarkably well in 2020.
In Nigeria, skin bleaching is very widespread. Based on popular beliefs and societal pressures, many people believe having lighter skin is better than having darker skin. Recently, we asked 7 Nigerians if they bleach, what they think of it, why they believe people bleach and if bleaching should be normalised in society. Here are their opinions.
Most people have something they don't necessarily like about their looks. It could be from the way their nose is shaped to their general figure. To change this and make their bodies suit them more, some turn to surgery. The question now is, how much is too when it comes to turning to surgery to enhance appearance. Here are the opinions of 5 Nigerians on it.
Here's All You Need To Know Before Applying For The €200,000 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021January 13, 2021 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Applications for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2021 are now open, and trust us when we say, as a fashion entrepreneur you need to apply. Here’s all you need to know about the program and how to apply.
African Brands: Asides Adding Sequins And More On African Fabrics, Here's What Makes The Lisa Folawiyo Brand UniqueJanuary 12, 2021 | by bolu | 0 Comments
Lisa Folawiyo Studios is one Nigerian brand that readily fuses traditional fabrics with modern tailoring and beaded embellishments. So, what makes this brand unique?