ATAFO is a fashion brand that creates menswear, womenswear, and bridal garments. The brand is known for its stylish approach to traditional Nigerian wear, showcasing Mai Atafo’s deep connection to his heritage and roots.

As Chief Creative Officer, Mai Atafo has led ATAFO to become one of Africa’s leading fashion labels, producing high-quality, luxury pieces with exceptional craftsmanship and tailoring.

ATAFO offers bespoke tailored garments, elegant wedding gowns, and sartorially elegant ready-to-wear pieces. The brand draws inspiration from each client’s individuality, crafting one-of-a-kind ensembles that become an extension of the wearer.

ATAFO has cultivated a sophisticated national and international clientele based on its reputation for craftsmanship, tailoring, innovation, and quality.

The brand is known for its clean cuts, impeccable fit, and attention to detail. ATAFO has showcased collections at various fashion weeks around the world and has become an internationally recognized fashion force.

In 2011, ATAFO launched a bridal line, expanding its desire to be a part of life’s big moments. The brand is dedicated to elevating the Nigerian fashion industry by producing timeless, transcendent, luxury clothing.

For Spring/Summer ’23, ATAFO hosted its first standalone fashion show, unveiling a menswear, womenswear, and bridal collection that paid homage to over a decade of creating timeless fashion statements.

This direction is an intentional step by the brand to bring its growing audience a first-hand view of new season designs in a heightened curated show that prioritizes the customer’s unique viewing experience.

Mai Atafo is a fashion designer and bespoke tailor, founder and creative director of ATAFO.

Mai Atafo, a fashion icon, known for his tailored style and perfect gentlemanly demeanor. He has had an illustrious career in Market Research, Sales, Innovation, Projects and Brand management with British American Tobacco and Diageo.

After gaining formal training at the prestigious Instituto di Moda Burgo in Milan, Italy, Mai up-skilled himself and his workforce in the fine art of garment-making.

He believes in empowering the next generation of creatives, which led to the creation of Fashion Conversations, a free fashion mentorship initiative.

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