FADAN Designer of the Week: Kola Kuddus
Kola Kuddus Couture run by Kola Kuddus, started out very simple. He was a personal shopper and stylist for friends. He decided to focus on making clothes for men. His dissatisfaction with regular brands he used to style his friends led him to starting his own fashion design company.
Mr Kola Kuddus creates clothes for the modern man has showcased at high profile shows such as Lagos style 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 Africk and at the prestigious London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. Distinctly modern but marked by rich color, 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.