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About Zizi Cardow

Zizi Cardow is a forerunner in contemporary Nigerian fashion, she founded her eponymous clothing label in 2000 and kickstarted a revolution for clothes made using traditional West African fabrics. By 2001 her clothes had graced the runways of South Africa, Italy, France, and the UK. Awards include 2010 Peace Ambassador (United Nations), 2010 Fashion And Style Award, 2010 Designer of The Year (Life Changers Award), 2007 Pillar of National Development Gold Award, 2001/2002 Nigerian Best Fashion Designer.

She continues to challenge the fashion industry with her bold and daring designs, keeping close to her West African themes and roots. Her collections and shows are infused with thought-provoking messages on subjects like the environment, social injustice, governance, culture, and history.