Nigerians are everywhere, making things happen. It gets interesting when Nigerians who have been putting in work in industries of choice across the shores of Africa bring a bit of the work home.
Ugo Mozie is a Nigerian born, LA based, fashion stylist to the stars, who has dressed everyone from Beyonce to Chris Brown. He also worked on the set of Sex and the City 2. Mozie recently debuted his hat collection in Lagos, Nigeria. Following his contributions to pop culture via his styling work, it is interesting to view his unabashed contemporary twist on pop and sartorial style gain affluence through his body of work; with features in magazines like Paper, ELLE, Vibe, XXL and video styling on pop influencers like Travis Scott.
The hat collection follows his existing clothing brand “Aston Mozie” with partner Quinn Aston. The hat collection features fedoras made from high quality wool in the US and boast to be 100% water-repellent at a starting price of $250. The Ugo Mozie brand has an aesthetic that favorably screams quality first, his extensive career in fashion serves as good foundation for understanding the global fashion market.
It is applaud-able to see a young Nigerian man carve his own niche on the international fashion scene, Ugo Mozie has held roles as US PR Director for renowned British brand Vivienne Westwood and continues to push his way up in the fashion industry.
His Hat Collection party in Lagos featured art viewing and champagne with Music Elite like Asa and Fashion connoisseurs like Mai Atafo and Pade Bowler among others.