What To Wear To #TFAA2017? Tips From Mai Atafo, LDA & Naija Fashionista Illustrations

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As people across the continent get set to celebrate the exceptional young talents who have led the charge in diverse spheres of endeavour at The Future Awards Africa 2017, we’re getting excited about the red carpet!

The dress code for tomorrow night is “Glam with a Touch of Culture,” a touch of our Nigerian culture, with so many states, tribes and ethnicities, the style inspirations abound.

Popular Nigerian fashion designers, Mai Atafo and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi have given us a few hints on what to look forward to at the TFAAfrica 2017 show tomorrow, supported by sketches from Naija Fashionista Illustrations.


Mai Atafo  

Though this excellent menswear designer isn’t one to work with the Ankara fabric, he suggests adding a touch of print with your tie and pocket square for a touch of culture


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Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

One of our favourite womenswear designers, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi suggests the Bini coral beads, the Calabar combs in the hair or an embellished head wrap.




Sketches by Naija Fashionista Illustrations  

Here’s some more styling inspiration for you. For the ladies, add some fancy coral beads to a couture dress, a turban or the traditional gele to your evening gown or for the guys, an agbada will work perfectly, maybe even try Ugo Monye‘s rendition of the classic over a suit?



Designer- Mai Atafo



Designer- Toju Foyeh


Designer- Ugo Monye


Designer- Toju Foyeh





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