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Six shades of Toyin Lawani’s fashion sense

Ms Lawani is a business mogul, fashion designer, Creative director and a fashion stylist usually sought after by those who want to make a statement with their looks.
She wastes no time in showcasoing her designs via her instagram page

Toyin Lawani began her career at a very early age in her life.

As an undergraduate at 16 she already owned a boutique and a mini supermarket. She started by giving fashion advice and styling her friends for events. She has since then developed her own styling outfit and grown become one of the most sought after stylists in the Nigerian Fashion Industry.

As a stylist, she has worked with celebrities such as WizKid,Tonto Dikeh Banky W, Niyola, Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Terry G, Mercy Johnson, Emma Nyra, Juliet Ibrahim. Trybe Records, 3LiveChicks, Waje, Stephanie Okereke Linus, Sean Tizzle, May D, Funke Akindele, SamKlef, Pasuma, Vonne Vixen, Tipsy, Iyabo Ojo, Toyin Aimakhu,Lami Phillips, AY the comedian, DJ Baggio, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, Korede Bello, LAX, Skales, Samklef, Mocheddah Olamide, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Style Plus, Denrele Edun, Goldie, Kenny Blaq, Blacky, Jazzman Olofin, Dare Art Alade, Fathia Balogun, Eniola Badmus, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, Senator Florence Ita Giwa, Madam Haba Folawiyo, Victoria Kimani, Emma Nyra, Toke Makinwa, Ariyike Akinbobola and other foreign superstars like Keri Hilson, Natalie Nunn, Ciara and many more.

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Toyin Lawani has worked on several fashion shows within and outside the country showcasing different designs or coordinating the shows.

She coordinated the Mademoseeile Agliaia Fashion show in 2012, Showcased even while she was four months pregnant at the 2013 Africa Fashion Week London, Showcased the Iro and Buba Evolution at the 2015 Africa Fashion Week Nigeria and also showcased her kiddies line (Elegante Kids) at the same event.

In 2016, Toyin Lawani made headline all over the world as the first Nigerian Designer to organize a celebrity and kids runway show simultaneously. She was also a guest judge on The first Nigeria’s Next Top Designer show which was held in Lagos and was one of the three main judges on the season II of the same show.

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Her work ethic got her a leading role as the only stylist for the Love Like A Movie show in 2016, an event which was headlined by Ciara. Toyin Lawani had the task to create outfits within 5 hours to style the songstress and her dancers for the street dance-off in Lagos and she delivered. Her designs and styling skills have graced editorials for major Nigerian magazines, the likes of Complete Fashion and more.

Toyin Lawani is also the creative director of Exquisite Magazine. She is the first to create the Denim Agbada designs and also infused the designs in different ways. Some of her other notable collections include The Transformer Collection, Dream Collection, Asiko Collection, Face Collection, Ready to Wear Collection and more.Wow, Fab, Mania (T.Y Bello cover), Y Naija (Tonto, Wizkid, Funke Akindele covers), Exquisite (Waje cover), Allure (Juliet Ibrahim) and The Red Sheet (Ini Edo).

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