Cutting Edge: Maxivive

by Yemi Olowu

For anyone else, designing might be just another vocation, but for Babatunde Oyeyemi of Maxivive, it’s a passion that he can’t do without. The 19-year-old designer believes so much in creativity and is determined to touch the world with his unique and effortless pieces.

When did you start creating styles for your label?

I started when I was in high school, SS2 to be precise

What was the first piece of clothing you ever designed?

The first piece I made was a shirt and a mofla for an event in back in school

What are the fabrics you like working with?

I can work with any fabric, working with different fabrics brings out the creativity in me

What matters to you most as a designer?

My sketches and my customer’s satisfaction

What inspires your designs?

The people around me, my mood, my environment, natural occurences, situations and seasons etc

What problems do you  face as a designer in this part of the world?

Non availability of good fabrics, transportation, finance and appreciation.

How do you rate the Nigerian fashion industry?

The Nigerian fashion industry has gone from cradle to a point of contact in the global market.

If you were not a designer what would you have been?

An aeuronautic engineer or a psychologist.

What can you tell aspiring designers wanting to make it big in the industry?

They should be focus, never to be discourged, determination and be unique.

Who are your favourite designer locally?

Mai Atafo and Deola Sagoe

How do you think the government can support you designers?

The government should lift ban on fabrics, create a condusive environment and access to loan from banks to the fashion industry, without cut neck interests.

Where do you see your label in the next ten years?

To be a brand known both locally and globally.







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Comments (8)

  1. ..his designs are just sheer class..u need simplicity n class??? Maxivive's d guy u should be talking2..geskia!

  2. Maxivive is the man! His creative designs are a must have.. More grease hun!

  3. I wear his shoes and people love it on me.. Thumbs up Maxivive.

  4. Maxivive is a very talented and ambitious young dude, his styles are sharp and very comfortable to wear…gat loads of his collection in my wardrobe..he's getting there already!

  5. Tunde is a very fashion-forward designer. Maxivive is a brand I'm sure will do so well in the fashion industry. Thumbs up dear!

  6. Nice one, I love his name, Maxivive.

  7. Promising? This is fabulous!

  8. I'v seen some of his works, he's really a promising designer…

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