Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What’s your
Educational background? What are your general professional and
Non – professional interests?
I’m , I’m a Nigerian designer and creative Director of Mimi Lee London,
which is a London based luxury brand. I design high end and Haute couture garments that cater for jet setting socialites and ‘it’ girls!
I love traveling and discovering new places…. its an escape from daily routines and it helps me relax and inspires new collections.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion to me is a way of self expression. Fashion helps define my mood…its like
self therapy …. From pen to paper….instead of writing in my diary. I sketch how I feel on paper.
Describe the Mimi Lee London brand.
The Mimi Lee London Brand is always an element of suprise! We make bespoke Haute couture garments for our celebrity clientele …and the more Mainstream collection comes in two extremes a soft chiffony drapey feel side and a rebellious futuristic edgy tailoring side.
How would you define Nigeria’s fashion?
Nigerian fashion industry is definitely thriving. With everyone being their own designer with the help of their personal tailors. Everyone is quite expressive here in their fashions.
When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?
Wow……I fell in love with fashion in my mid teens I think! I experimented with my style a lot.. Went through the retro phase which wasn’t great! Haha…
Who are some of your favorite designers?
Mattew williamson for his bohemian luxury look….and victor &Rolf for their sensational tailoring and detail.
How long have you worked as a designer?
I have worked as a designer since 2008.
What do you believe makes a quality article of clothing?
Luxurious fabric, intricate details and immaculate finishing.
What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
Staying true to my brands identity and ethos.
What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a design?
From sketch to patterns …that’s a make or break situation. if you get the pattern
right your on to something sensational….
So its a very nail bitting experience which I find exciting.
Who and who have worn the Mimi Lee brand?
Wow a long list of celebs have worn mimi Lee London but will give the low down of
only the nigerian celebs….
-Omotola jalade ekehinde
-Yvonne ‘vixen’ ekwere from stv
-Jumai shaba from mnets jara
-Stephine oforka Uche ex mbgn
-Layole stv page 3
The list goes on and on
But I thank God for all the people who are embracing the label.
Where can readers buy your clothes/jewelry?
Currently in Nigeria? Simply by contacting us direct. Via email or
Mail: [email protected]
We are also stocked in:
Management company in UK Goretti Frances ….Maria can be contacted for exports.
What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers?
Stay true to your concepts. A designer is like vintage wine, The longer u stay on the path of designing, the more you mature in your craft.