Toyin Lawani is the empress, face of the Nigeria’s next top designer, the CEO and Creative Director of Tiannah’s Place Empire which boasts of a fashion academy, a hairdressing salon, a boutique, a spa, a restaurant, a traveling agency, designer’s studio, dance studio, homes and furnishings etc.
She’s a celebrity stylist and a fashion designer who has countless celebrities in her style portfolio both locally and internationally including Wizkid, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Kafee, Senator. Ita Giwa Florence, Emma Nyra, Eniola Badmus, Dare Art Alade, Yemi Alade, Millen Magese, Oritse Femi, Olamide, Vector, Iyabo Ojo and more. International celebrities who have worn her pieces include; Ciara ( who recently visited Nigeria for Dare Art Alade’s Love Like A Movie 2016 ( LLAM) where the fashion mogul herself was the official fashion designer and stylist to all the performing arts at the event) Natalie Nunn , Torrei Hart , Magese Millen , etc.
Below is a collage of the designer’a personal style which is a mix of edgy aesthetics , bold and daring designs ( because according to her , “fashion is for everyone but style is not for the weak minded” ), distinct silhouettes and neat tailoring . It is also very important to note that she is the first ambassador of her designs, that is , she and her family ( her teenage daughter and little son ) constantly wear her designs .
Let us meet the Wonder Woman in her style: Miss Toyin Lawani
As the Nigerian fashion industry continue to evolve, it gets better by the day. It has been transformed from catering for Nigerian audience to reaching out to and positively been an influence to her African counterparts, thereby leaving its mark and influence in fashion worldwide through her prints and cultural infused styles and fabrics .
As a result, the Nigerian Next Top Designer ( NNTD ) has become a platform for young up and coming designers to showcase their creativity to the world . The platform seeks to discover , encourage and mentor young talents who have a passion for fashion and its creativity . Part of the exposure and opportunity which comes as part of the winning prize for this competition is the chance to showcase their designs on a world stage under the platform of the African Fashion Week London ( AFWL ) where fashion designers across Africa and African inspired designers showcase their designs.
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