Samantha H. Dollar
Hello Style Revolutionists! We are back with another edition of Designer Focus (#OBDesignerFocus).
The fashion game in Nigeria has really come a long way. Fashion designers in Nigeria continue to push boundaries and release spectacular collections for public consumption each year. From the mainstream traditional clothing to western like wears, the Nigerian fashion industry is now one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
On our last edition of Designer Focus we put the spotlight on talented Nigerian Designer Salihat Rahaman.
Today on Designer Focus, we shine the spotlight on Samantha H. Dollar, the brain behind popular Abuja based fashion label Zohi Taglit.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Zohi Taglit
Samantha H. Dollar is the creative director and founder of Zohi Taglit, a womenswear label influenced by the modern day woman who is sophisticated and contemporary in style, with emphasis on perfection, happiness and positivity.
Samantha is a graduate from the University of Abuja where she received a B.Sc in Sociology. After graduating from the university and working in a corporate organisation for a year, her love for fabrics, colour, creativity and taste for style made her establish the brand Zohi Taglit in 2012 after she had enrolled in London Fashion School and taken courses at the University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins, London.
A Zohi Taglit Piece
When asked about her motivation to go into fashion, Samantha said, “My love for fashion and the realization that I had all it takes to thrive and deliver top quality products. After graduating from the University and working in a corporate organisation for a year, I decided to stick with my passion for designing. Thereafter, I enrolled myself into London Fashion School. I also took courses at the University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins, London. That was how Zohi Taglit started. I don’t see myself doing anything other than designing clothes, from sketches and illustration to final production”.
Adanma Indimi in Zohi Taglit at Arise Fashion Week 2018
Samantha imagines a successful future where the Zohi Taglit brand will be recognised for consistent quality worldwide and desired by those who matter in the fashion industry.
The brand mainly concentrates on the essence of women looking feminine, glamourous and sophisticated and has been featured on runways such as London Fashion Week and Abuja Fashion Week in Nigeria.
Zohi Taglit at London Fashion Week
Celebrities and influencers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Adanma Indimi, Dabota Lawson and Anita Okoye have all worn pieces from the brand.
Zohi Taglit continues to push the envelope with their unique, glamorous, sophisticated yet contemporary designs and we are excited to see what the future holds for this thriving brand.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in Zohi Taglit
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