NYFW Take Over: On The Scene With The Abs Show + Matopeda

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New York Fashion Week has taken over the Big Apple, and of course The ABS show very own Charlie Dior was in attendance at a Sip and Shop New York event to give us the rundown. Held at Bryant Park, guests came to celebrate Fashion Week with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and of course, view and purchase great fashion.

The highlight of the event was Nigerian dress designer, Matopeda (Tope FNR), best known for dressing stars like Angela Simmons and Beyoncé. During her first New York Fashion Week event,  Matopeda showcased and sold her pieces to the guests invited.


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Located in Nigeria, the designer has built a reputation for creating the best wedding reception looks not only for Nigerian women, but for women all over the globe, despite her location. “Eighty percent of my clients never get to meet me,” the designer stated. When Charlie asked Matopeda what makes her clients trust her, she goes on to say that due to the custom nature of her work, she takes time to speak to each and every lady to go over their measurements and how they want to look and feel.


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She also believes clients have faith in her work due to the endless testimonials on social media. In the future, Matopeda is looking to one day have Taylor Swift and Oprah in her dresses.


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