WF Atelier was birthed with love to help fashionpreneurs achieve their dreams
Hello, my name is Toluwani, I am pleased to introduce to you a project I’ve been working on for some time, “Wanni Fuga Atelier”. The Wanni Fuga brand has grown over the years to become one of the most popular ready to wear brands in Nigeria. As the founder, I identified a gap in the Nigerian fashion market and created the business venture that we see today, our value proposition lie in our ability to produce ready to wear outfits with trend-setting abilities that appeal to a broad market. Over the past 7 years in operation, we pride ourselves on what we have accomplished. However, as much as we have successfully grown to what we are today it is important to note that entrepreneurship isn’t just a walk in the park, especially entrepreneurship in an emerging economy such as ours.
Before I became a business owner, I had graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Sheffield and came back to Nigeria to join the workforce. It was truly a daunting experience job-seeking in Nigeria, but during this time I missed shopping for trendy ready-to-wear outfits, as I did in the UK. Studying in England exposed me to the culture of shopping on the high street for the most unique pieces on demand. With the absence of this culture, I began to create outfits of my own from my parent's living room, and this was the starting point of WF.
During the start-up phase of my fashion business, it would have been advantageous to have been given some sort of direction in my affairs, to avoid some common mistakes and challenges; this would have exponentially accelerated my business growth. However, learning is a continuous endeavour, attending fashion school in New York and London a few years into the lifecycle of my business exposed me further to the science behind fashion designing and its principles.
It is against this backdrop that I have decided to provide a platform for aspiring fashionpreneurs to learn from my personal experience, identify market gaps and equip participants with the essential tools to develop your unique fashion brand. We will also be providing our participants with the opportunity of creating their unique designs leveraging on our company’s production capacity. For me, these were some of the opportunities I would have benefited immensely from when starting up my business; and it is the main motive in providing this initiative to our upcoming fashionpreneurs.
I am excited and cannot wait to engage with you all on this journey.
We are team of creatives. From craftspeople, designers, machinists, pattern cutters, consultants and technicians, we are the people who can take your idea and transform it into your dream collection.