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#RoyalWedding | Meet Tessy Oliseh-Amaize: The Nigerian Designer Who Saw the Future

In 2014, Tessy Oliseh-Amaize, British trained, award-winning Nigerian fashion designer and Creative Director of Tesslo Concepts re-created a British Army frock coat which was used by her fiancé Ohimai Godwin Amaize as his Groom’s wedding outfit during their White Wedding in Lagos, Nigeria on April 26, 2014.

Ohimai Godwin Amaize and Tessy Oliseh-Amaize during their White Wedding in April, 2014 | Photo: HKay Concepts/TOGA Archives

Ohimai Godwin Amaize during his White Wedding in April, 2014 | Photo: HKay Concepts/TOGA Archives

Prior to this time, no one in the British Royal family had ever used the outfit as a Groom’s wedding costume. Four years after, Prince Harry rocked the black Army frock coat for Saturday’s #RoyalWedding.

The Metro reports that Harry had been given express permission by the Queen to use this particular outfit for his wedding, saying; ‘Her Majesty The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform’, adding that both uniforms  adorned by Prince Harry and his best man Prince William were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Saturday

The appearance of Prince Harry in the outfit on Saturday elicited a tweet from Mr. Amaize, who now happens to be the first person to ever rock the outfit as a Groom’s costume for a wedding.

The tweet has since generated a lot of social media commentary with many commending the Nigerian designer for her impeccable taste and trend-setting foresight.

In 2006, Tessy Oliseh-Amaize beat 126 other Nigerian fashion designers to emerge winner of the Best Fashion Designer Award at the Nigeria Fashion Show (NFS).

Tessy Oliseh-Amaize who has a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from Middlesex University, United Kingdom is the kid sister of Nigerian football legend, Sunday Oliseh.




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