The Nigerian based international, mufti award winning Modela Couture was established in 2004 on winning NFS Nigeria best designer of the year, 2004 on 1st attempt, this marks the beginning of unlimited creation, discovery of the fashion business, good things to come, grandeur with a lot of hard work and dedication. Today,Modela Couture has become a benchmark for a lot of upcoming couture fashion designers. The brand is Recognized / Renowned for producing top quality avant garde /couture /ceremonial outfits for international beauty queens, musical artists, musical videos, movie costumes, glam red carpets dresses, fabulous wedding apparels and costumes in general. With over 35awards, still counting, Modela couture has continuously produced themed annual collections since 2004, and the collections has been applauded as “out of these world collection” ” Wearable art pieces…”
Multi-talented and highly creative, Joseph Adebayo Adegbe is the CEO and creative head ofModela couture, a graduate of sciences (botany /microbiology from Lagos State University Ojo (LASU). A model cum model instructor , model agent / model manager , Model Scout , highly skilled Make-up artist , Beauty pageant contest and fashion show producer / coordinator, Fashion show Choreographer. Costume fashion designer of repute, his work has been reviewed in most reputable local and international magazines , tv programmes and Showcased in Several International events and cities which includes : France (Paris) , Israel , Washington DC , Texas (USA) Pakistan (Karachi) , London , Libreville (Garbon ), Nairobi (Kenya ), Johannesburg (south Africa) ,Monrovia (Liberia) , Accra (Ghana ) , Cotonou (Benin), Yaounde and Douala (Cameroun), Dubai , Abidjan (Coted’ivoire), Lome (Togo) , Niameh (Niger), Burkina (Burkina Faso ) , Bujumbura (Burundi ), Kigali (Rwanda ), etc. In 2011, Mr. Joseph Adebayo Adegbe with other notable designers was awarded Ambassador of Fashion for his commitment in the growth of Fashion in Africa, Won 2nd prize at FIMA – African Designer of the Year 2005, winning cash prize and a 3months internship in Paris sponsored by ministry of culture France (ministere de culture et etrangers ).
La penza Couture’s mantra is of peace and creativity, bringing about harmony. This is what the brand stands for and it is evident in the way clothes are styled, from the cuts to the finishing without a compromise on details.Based in Lagos, Nigeria, La penza couture designs produce beautiful authentic, quality, detail rich clothes (Famously tagged ‘Afrocentric’) for the male and female gender.
La penza Couture designs for today’s modern man/woman who enjoys bold, contemporary pieces that provide directional styling to their wardrobe.
Our strenght, stretegy and on-time delivery has erned us an attribute as one of the best in the world.
Because of this we have kept our clientelle very happy. La penza couture has clothed high profile personalities in Nigeria and around the world. People like the Mayor of Atlanta in the United States of America.
La penza Couture has a mission to create clothes that are luxurious, wearable and affordable. This has birthed a desire to clothe a million less privileged people yearly, as a give back to the society initiative.
The Kijipa brand embodies the essence of pure tailoring tradition, a luxury fashion house that has been designing and crafting premium clothing and accessories since 1996. A brainchild of Nigerian designer Adewale Adegbaiye Kiji, a creative couturier that got inspired by the qualities of “Kijipa” an ancient West African fabric credited for its vibrant colours, creative patterns, lasting quality and tagged the King of fabrics. Kijipa Couture was formally registered as Scenturium Ventures, a perfumery dealing in retail sales of perfumes and accessories made by World class designers situated in Lagos, West Africa.
We understand that every fabric has a unique voice so we listen attentively and interpret them to styles by painstakingly sourcing, selecting and sewing them to the finest cuts with good consideration for colour and comfort for our end users satisfactory consumption. By these strict production processes we are progressively carving a niche for our brand, capturing the attention of upwardly mobile people, fashion iconoclasts as well as growing our clientele network around the World. Over time, our passion for pure fashion and originality has created a World class impression in every piece of our Kaftans, Shirts, Pants, Shoes, Sandals, Slippers es, Belts, Bags and Accessories, including our timeless but trendy bespoke design services.
Over the years our company’s reputation and creative image has been passionately developed across an exciting number of products which includes KIJIMATIC, ACCOLADE, RELIC, KIJI KIDDIES, KIJIPA WOMAN and many more. They are tailored to represent Africa’s rich heritage and unique lifestyle. They spice up a number of local and international A-list celebrities wardrobes. Our soon to be launched perfume line ADIDUN is a flirty floral unisex scent designed and bottled to satisfy the burning desire of sensual and active people across the globe especially the young and young at heart. We will venture into more Fashion, Lifestyle and beauty services as our business expands.
We feature in various Fashion shows and exhibitions across the World such as LONDON NOTHINHILL CARNIVAL (NAIJA STAND) UK, GHANA/NIGERIA FASHION & CULTURE SHOWCASE ACCRA, GHANA, NIGERIAN TELEVISION FASHION SHOW (RELOADED), LAGOS to mention a few. We have received numerous accolades for in fusing the African lifestyle to the contemporary World’s fashion industry.
Kiji”s existing products are fast becoming a household fashion statement in Africa and ultimately the World. Reasons why we are described as BOUNDLESS but preferred as……….. KIJIPA AFRICA!
Regalia since 1986.
Meet Our Creative Director/CEO
Funmi Ajila Ladipo (FAL) is one of the forerunner of the Nigerian fashion industry, a designer par excellence who’s creatively and professionalism have continually made distinct, even early in her career, as she was award the Fashion designer of the year 1987/88. Regalia, her design outfit has then been on a consistent rise, and become widely acclaimed for its dynamic and outstandingly creative designs.
She ventured into fashion designing when it was not as glamorous as it is now is now in our society, and stuck with her passion through thick and thin, and today we can say she is reaping the reward of her consistency, as her works have gained recognition both home and abroad, with an impressive clientele any designer would be ‘super pleased’ to have.
Mrs Ladipo, believes we do not need affirmation from the western countries to believe in our creative potential and products. She been at the forefront of promoting acceptance of indigenous products, Such that despite the exceptionality of her products and possible international acceptance, she has remained focused on projecting her products within the African terrain and beyond.
Mrs. Funmi Ajila Ladipo, is the elected President of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN). She considers this, a strategic position that would create an avenue for infusing the industry with a can do spirit that would ensure proper positioning for growth and relevance.
She was also, recently appointed as Ekiti state ambassador for culture & tourism, a position she‘s truly grateful to God for and desire to maximize as an avenue for further harnessing the potential for creatively and originality that abound in our society.
Blessed with a caring, wonderful and supportive husband, she is married to Rufai Ladipo, CEO of Agile Communications and former CEO, STB McCann, a truly dynamic man and a major stakeholder in the Advertising industry.
KOLAKUDDUS is an African inspired fashion brand that specialises in menswear clothing and accessories. Kolakuddus creates clothes for the modern man and has showcased at high profile shows such as Lagos style week and Arise magazine fashion week. His collections of clothes are long lasting, high quality and timeless. He started as a personal shopper in 2004, and grew into designing and outsourcing.
The man behind the label is set to conquer the retail market as his brand is available throughout Lagos and is set to expand through Nigeria and eventually globally. He has come through the ranks of emerging designers to be in a place were he has forged and consolidated his place in the Nigerian fashion industry.
A Philosophy Graduate from University of Lagos, he has also studied at City University London, Nobel Afric and at the prestigious London College of fashion and Central Saint martins. He is a Diamond Bank sponsored programme “Building Entrepreneurs Today” scholar at Enterprise Development Centre.
Distinctly modern but marked by rich colour, flawlessly constructed designs and quality fabrics he remains loyal to African trends and styles yet epitomizes global glamour by offering men his innate fashion sense. The ready-to-wear collections pay careful attention to detail and his classic and casual styles are developed with a modern aesthetic. Mr Kolawole Yusuf is the CEO and creative director of KOLAKUDDUS.