Nigeria’s first styling and fashion agency dedicated to plus sized women, Tobi Ogundipe Styling & Fashion Agency, debuted its first in-house collection recently. Titled Valiente, which means brave in Spanish, the collection offers the fashion forward plus size woman who refuses to conform to fashion norms fashionable options.
The label describes the collection as “a vibrant representation of the Tobi Ogundipe woman, it includes prints and cuts that flatter your curves, pieces that will transition seamlessly from day to night and party wear.”
Tobi Ogundipe Styling & Fashion Agency is the first women’s apparel retailer in Nigeria dedicated to plus size women. The agency was created to provide ready to wear fashion garments, image consultancy, personal and wardrobe styling, plus size bridal consultations and personal shopping. The brand was founded by Oluwatobiloba Ogundipe, a plus size fashion enthusiast and body positive advocate. Armed with a BSc in International Business Management/Marketing from the American University Washington DC and an MA in Human Resource Management from University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Tobi has set out to create clothes that promote confidence and empowers women in Nigeria.
“It’s not about what size you are, it’s about your self confidence and finding the right outfit for your body type. Our goal is to make sure that the plus sized woman is seen as stylish and striking,” she says.
The collection features figure flattering occasion and everyday clothing in vibrant colours and prints, embracing the fuller figure in a fashionable way.