Ugochukwu Monye is a top designer in the Nigerian fashion industry and the owner of the male fashion company, Ugo Monye. He has over 10 years of experience, dishing out classy and elegant fashion designs. Ugo Monye designs is regarded for its bold,unique and cutting-edge styles propelled by the African culture yet executed with a contemporary contort.
Ugo Monye’s Biography
Ugo Monye designs is regarded for its bold,unique and cutting-edge styles propelled by the African culture yet executed with a contemporary contort.
Early on as an artist, his parents wanted him to study Fine and Applied Arts as a university major but he opted for Business Administration like his father. During his time in school, he found himself scrutinizing dressing and fashion sense and using his artistic nature to draw up his own version of fashion. Ugo started taking orders from school, using the tailoring machine his mother had and hiring a tailor, he quickly begun meeting customer demands.
UGo Monye was working at a consulting firm, this enabled him use his gained experience to study market trends and carve out a niche for his business.
He started out his company, laying emphasis on women design. Over time, he ventured fully into men’s design, capturing the minds of many fashion enthusiasts in the country. He has styled Jidenna, Joke Silva, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo, Ebuka Uchendu etc
Recent collection , Reale Collection has been a pride of his. He emphasized the careful planning and finesse put into all stages of production of this clothing line, from conceptualization, design, procurement of fabrics and finishing. Reale means Royal in the Italian language, and he believes a lot of thought and expertise has been put into making this collection appear regal.
The Reale Collection realized the difficulties men have with Agbada, and decided to create a simpler, less bulky yet elegant open robe concept.
The REALE is a combination of silk, cotton and fleece textures. It’s for the intense, bold and versatile Afrourban man who is about African conventional dressing yet wants solace and swagger.
Ugo Monye Fashion Compsny is manned by capable experts who are known to always deliver best-in-class and excellent apparel. They take into account a specialty target market; capturing both private and business clients. The brands prosperity is established on the capacity to consolidate uncommon ability with superb customer benefit and capable administration. Ugo Monye create and deliver both Haute Couture and Ready to Wear clothing, taking their customers needs into strong account.
On his secret to success, Ugo emphasized the role of social media in enabling him reach out to old and new clients. He stepped into limelight after social media went into a frenzy, when Ebuka Uchendu graced the wedding between Artiste Bank Wellington and Actress Adesua Utomi in 2017 wearing a slick kimono looking Agbada. He has since downplayed his skills following the praises that rained on him, claiming every factor such as the celebrity, the event and the photo all played a role.
On his recent interview with BBC in April 2018, he admitted that he never met Ebuka Uchendu before he sewed the agbada. What started as a social media interaction and transaction between Ugo Monye and Ebuka led to his eventual fame.
Ugo Monye was recognized by Vanguard Allure Women and Fashion Awards as the Wedding Designer of the year 2017.
On his future plans, Ugo Monye spoke about capturing the world through his fashion brand. He believes distance should not be a barrier and he intends to create a global reputation for his unique clothing.
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Ugochukwu Monye is married.The in-vogue designer was the genius behind Ebuka Uchendu’s Agbada that caused a media frenzy during Banky W’s wedding.
In his recent interview with the Sun News, he admitted to personally liking white as his favorite colour, watches and rings for accessories and enjoys Nigerian artiste, Davido’s music. When asked about his choice of movies, he confessed that Coming to America remains his favourite.
Ugo Monye’s Instagram
Ugo Monye has a very active Instagram where he shares his latest designs. His Instagram handle is @ugomonye.official. While his personal handle is @ugomonye
Ugo Monye’s Pricing
At the height of the popularity of the epoch-making agbada as worn by Ebuka, customers reached out to him to ask the cost of owning that type of agbada and his price was N350,000.