Designers 2016
About This Project


EMINENCE 1129 (pronounced eleven twenty-nine) is a brand based in Lagos Nigeria, recognised for bringing indigenous African inspired designs in a variety of ways. A label that designs street and urban wears with a mission statement: celebrating African arts and culture by making beautiful functional and comfortable designs.

Started November 2009 by Olamide Olawale as the creative head, a graduate of Graphic designs from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, a self-taught designer, a fashion illustrator and an instructor.

A native of Osogbo,the capital of Osun state and the son of the soil to the royal blood of Arogundade-Matanmi compound.

Having grown in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, an environment where arts and culture is appreciated influenced his designs.

Our collections are inspired by the environment, nature and the naija vibes. Our designs are well planned cut out piece that signify simplicity and true elegance, while attention to every detail in the process of making our collections is our signature.

In April 2014, EMINENCE 1129 had one of its major international fashion show at the Alliance Francaise Lagos (the French community).Our designs at the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2015 at Eko Hotel Lagos with the theme “my indigo experience” were breathtaking.

He believes fashion is a true reflection of an era.