#OBDesignerFocus: Ugo Monye Of Ugo Monye

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Hello Style Revolutionists! We are back with another edition of Designer Focus (#OBDesignerFocus).

Fashion in Africa is bold, unique, beautiful and effortless. Fashion designers in Africa use the beautiful nature which surrounds them to push boundaries and release spectacular collections for public consumption each year. Every African designer contributes to the fashion industry by pushing the envelope and opening up a market for African fashion and creations internationally.

On our last edition of Designer Focus we put the spotlight on talented Nigerian Designer Derin Fabikun.

Today on Designer Focus, we shine the spotlight on Ugo Monye the creative behind the popular Nigerian menswear brand of the same name.

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in the popular Ugo Monye Agbada

Ugo Monye  has been designing for years, however he recently stepped into the limelight after popular media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu stole the show at Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s traditional wedding in an Ugo Monye three-piece agbada ensemble, this unique and creative outfit had people buzzing about Ebuka and the designer behind the outfit for weeks.

Before journeying into fashion, Ugo enrolled in the university to study business administration at his parent’s request. As a student, Ugo found himself criticising the things people wore and using that critique to recreate the items. This interest in fashion and style led him into the art of designing clothes which according to him, “came easily”

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Ugo Monye’s 2017 Reale Collection

From an early stage, he had decided that he wanted to make high-quality clothing and this decision defined the kind of people that would pay for his services as a designer so from the onset he was making clothes for a niche market.

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Mawuli Gavor at Heineken Lagos Fashion And Design Week in Ugo Monye

The Ugo Monye brand started out as a unisex brand with more emphasis on female clients because designing for women allowed room for more creativity, however over time Ugo decided to focus on the menswear pieces because he was able to be creative, innovative and unique with men’s fashion.

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Ugo Monye’s 2017 Reale Collection

Ugo Monye designs and makes corporate, traditional and casual clothing. It is a luxury brand, which has set out to serve men who desire quality, excellence, elegance, class professionalism and a great customer experience. Ugo has showcased his pieces at fashion shows in Nigeria and London.

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Ugo Monye at Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week

Ugo Monye envisions a fashion scene where mediocrity will no longer be celebrated and is on the verge of unveiling his brand to the global market. This brand continues to fill the fashion world with its unique and vibrant designs and we are excited to see what the future holds for Ugo Monye.

 

 


 

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