Founded by Ladunni Lambo, the designer’s foray into the fashion world began as a student at Nottingham Trent University, where she studied fashion design. After graduating, she returned back home to Nigeria, where she presented her first collection as part of the Fashion Focus contest at Lagos Fashion and Design Week in 2013.
Ladunni Lambo is a ready-to-wear fashion brand founded by its eponymous creative director, a Fashion Design graduate from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
The brand is recognised for its unique juxtaposition of modern silhouettes with traditional motifs, bringing together interests in exploring design through art, craft and storytelling. Ladunni Lambo uses cultural references from its hometown of Lagos, Nigeria, to tell the stories that represent women all over the world, and their various journeys through life.
The brand launched in 2016 with its debut collection, A Wife For Nana which was very well received by fashion critics and fans alike. Since then the brand has continued to gain a cult following; it has been worn by the renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; presented at fashions weeks in Lagos and London; and featured on influential fashion website,Models.com.
With unique and meaningful collections, each Ladunni Lambo piece represents heritage and a love for culture. The Ladunni Lambo woman appreciates the thought and detail that goes into each piece, as it is designed with the intention to make women look revered and timeless, but also to embody this and project it to society.
Her first official collection, A Wife for Nana, told the story of a young woman’s struggle to accept her arranged marriage to a village chief, and each subsequent collection play to the pulls of family, identity, tradition, and modernity in an increasingly polarized world. As the brand grows, Ladunni will continue to push boundaries in creativity, style and innovation, sharing her stories and beliefs through each collection. Her designs have since been worn on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who is a champion for Nigerian-born brands.
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