Barr. Iniobong Kelia Akpan is the CEO and Creative Director of Nini Kelia Couture, Created in 2015 as a Lagos based fashion label, a qualified designer with expertise in patten drafting and contemporary Couture.
Barr. Akpan, has her LLB/LLM degree in law and has been called to The Nigerian Bar Association ,she then progressed with her passion for fashion and got her certificate in Fashion design from Rhoda Michaels fashion academy, Lagos.
Nini Kelia Couture was 1st runner up at the FADAN runway Abuja 2016 “Clothing The Future” Her achievements are first class with international recognition and her own retail outlets in Akwa-Ibom and Lagos state.
Nini Kelia Couture continues the work of her mother Mrs Esther Edet Akpan in the Fashion Industry. Nini Kelia designs are well known for its colorful collections and Couture detailing known for its raw energy and contemporary urban edge.
We also embrace ethnographic references and multiculturalism, With merging and infusion of traditional techniques and materials with visionary appliqué methods.
Nini Kelia Couture indeed stands out from other fashion brands
Our design philosophy is not trend driven but focused on our unique directional vision referencing street wear and youth nostalgia.