Come 1st to 3rd of July, the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, 2016, will feature catwalk shows, 50 designers, fashion gala & awards night & panel discussions aimed at promoting Nigeria as a production hub. Renowned celebrity label, Yomi Casual, will be among 50 designers to showcase at the event.
Yomi Casual is a label outfit that specializes in African designs, especially cut-to-fit African styles. Designs are intricately textured and designed to set their clients apart in style and interestingly contrary, their definition of Casual is deliberately the direct opposite of what the world of fashion terms casual.
Uniquely sewn to a standard of perfection, Yomi’s trendsetting designs flatters clients in every imaginable way. Envisioning every customer as a star, each new design is made with a celebrity in mind. And whether you are famous or not, Yomi Casuals automatically brings a celebrity out of you.
Olorunyomi Omoniyi Makun is the Founding CEO, who holds a degree in Fashion Design & Clothing Technology from Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State Nigeria. A younger brother to the ace comedian, AY and the last of seven children of the Makun Family, Yomi Makun hails from Ifon in Ondo State Nigeria. He started his fashion as Yomi Casual® in the 2007 and broke into A-list Fashion designers in Nigeria when his bold and contemporary designs became the favourite of celebrities in Nigeria and Africa.
He has since set an enviable standard for attracting celebrity models for his new collections. Desmond Elliot, Zack Orji, AY, Alibaba, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Ebube Nwagbo, IK Ogbonna, Sammie Okoposo, Iyanya, and to mention a few, Aki and Paw Paw are some of the many celebrities who have at some time been celebrity models for Yomi Casual®.
Yomi Casual® has featured in fashion exhibitions in Nigeria, and in the UK including Native Vogue International Fashion Week which was held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in the award winning 30 Days in Atlanta a movie filmed in Atlanta, USA and Lagos Nigeria and is also the official Clothing Partner of AY Live Comedy & Music Concerts, and Shift Celebrity Prayse – an annual thanksgiving event for all Nigerian Celebrities.
This award-winning fashion brand has received a number of awards and nominations which include the Inspiration Excellent Awards in 2014, Nigeria models achievers Award 2014, Peace ambassador nominee 2014, Cynosure magazine recognition award 2013, Dynamix all youth Awards designer of the year 2012, VConnect Award of excellence 2012, Nigerian Youth Merit Awards fashion designer of the year 2011 and 2012, and City people Hottest designer of the year 2011.
You are invited to experience exhibitions by Yomi Casual live at AFWN 2016.