Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Wardrobes that Made 2015

As we draw closer to the end of 2015, Team SPICE are looking back on the year and the stylish stars who made it one to remember.

Below are just some of the stars we unanimously agreed made 2015 in terms of style, from Beyonce and Blue’s twintastic looks, to our favourite homegrown babes who consistently slayed with their fashion sense.

Take a look and tell us how our list compares to yours.

Yemi Alade

Is 2016 going to be the year of Yemi Alade? All sources from 2015 point to yes.

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The songstress dazzling in a gown by Iconic Invanity at the 2015 MTV MAMA Awards

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Always the fashionista, Yemi is seen killing it in the crop top trend

This songstress has really grown over the last 365 days and has taken the Nigerian fashion industry by storm – not just by bagging the award for ‘Most Stylish Female Celebrity’ at African Fashion Week Nigeria, but by becoming launching her Yemi Alade Collection of jewels, proving herself to be a style star in her own right.

Singer Yemi Alade bagged the award for Most Stylish Female Celebrity at African Fashion Week Nigeria
Singer Yemi Alade bagged the award for ‘Most Stylish Female Celebrity’ at 2015’s African Fashion Week Nigeria

We can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeves for next year.  

Rita Dominic

Whenever Rita Dominic hits the red carpet, all eyes are on her, as her arresting looks compliment pretty much anything she wears.

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The 2015 edition of Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards saw Rita Dominic glow in this LDA couture gown

The lovely floral Lanre Da Silva dress she wore to LFDW was just ethereal
The lovely floral Lanre Da Silva dress she wore to LFDW was just ethereal

But this actress knows how to wear everything well, whatever the occasion – from her regal look at the 2015 AMVCAs to the polarising look at the opening of AFRIFF. It’s always refreshing to see a star with the balls to step off Nollywood’s formulaic and sometimes tepid red carpet style standards and we are grateful for Rita’s wardrobe throughout 2015.

READ MORE: SEE THE STARS CELEBRATE XMAS’15 AT RITA’S ANNUAL PARTY!

Lupita Nyong’o

It’s been two years since we (and the rest of the world) started our love affair with this Academy Award winner called Lupita Nyong’o, but her winning streak continues as she   manages to seize Hollywood’s spotlight time and again.

Lupita shows off her mastery of print mixing at the SAG Awards
Lupita shows off her mastery of print mixing at the SAG Awards

Lupita was a ravishing sight in a plunging green dress at  La Tete Haute Premiere at 2015 Cannes Film Festival
The actress was a ravishing sight in a plunging green dress at La Tete Haute Premiere at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

This year she made such a venture look like the easiest and chicest thing in the world, and if her 2015 red carpet appearances are anything to go by, she will remain a hot commodity at events in 2016.

Lupita Nyong’o at Star Wars: The Force Awakens Premiere in London
Lupita Nyong’o at Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in London

Kim Kardashian

Love her or hate her, there’s a reason Kim Kardashian-West continues to top style lists year after year, and 2015 was no different.

2015 brought Kim's notorious naked dress to the Met Gala red carpet
2015 brought Kim’s notorious naked dress to the Met Gala red carpet

The reality star garbed in Christian Dior and Celine for her Selfish book signing In NYC
The reality star garbed in Christian Dior and Celine for her Selfish book signing In NYC

You can put it down to her figure or her stylists, but whether you admit it or not, Kim influences fashion around the world, period – and with designer friends like Karl Lagerfeld, Natalia Alaverdian, Olivier Rousteing and more on speed dial, and a husband who likes to give her wardrobe a refresh every now and again, you bet she will be on the list of stylish stars for 2016, too.

Kim making an appearance while pregnant with her son, Saint
Kim making an appearance while pregnant with her son, Saint

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North West

Truly Kardashian, little Miss North West is already dominating headlines and tabloids, and has done so all year round thanks to her amazing outfits.

North West and Penelope Disick are accompanied by their nannies on a shopping excursion at a mall in Calabasas
North West is known to step out dressed like her mum and also her dad, with tough accessories and boyish styles

It’s easy to forget that she’s a 2-year-old, with designer labels making up her wardrobe and both her mum Kim, and dad Kanye West styling her up like their mini-me.

Mum Kim taking North to a dance studio in LA
Mum Kim taking North to a dance studio in LA

North out with her mum on a lunch date In NYC, looking all grown up and chicer than we are
North out with her mum on a lunch date In NYC, looking all grown up and chicer than we are

From her fashion week debut to her post-ballet class outfits, North continues to keep our attention with ostentatious outfits and she has been a huge source of fashion inspiration throughout 2015.

READ MORE: STYLE SIGNS NORI WILL BE AN EXCELLENT BIG SIS’

Mercy Aigbe

A certified fashionista, Mercy Aigbe always has tongues wagging on the red carpet and for good reason – 2015 providing proof.

Mercy Aigbe, showing off her glorious body
Mercy Aigbe, showing off her glorious figure

The award-winning Nollywood actress popped up at all major events this year and looked great at every occasion, but most importantly, the stylish star consistently revamped her style and fed our thirst for seeing her fashion sense in the future.

The actress pulls off a fab Ankara piece
The actress pulls off a fab Ankara piece

Mercy all decked out for the City People Awards, where she won 'Most Stylish Female Showbiz Star of the Year 2015'
Mercy all decked out for the City People Awards, where she won ‘Most Stylish Female Showbiz Star of the Year 2015’

Toke Makinwa

Celebrity TV host, Toke Makinwa has been walking red carpets in Nigeria for years now, and will certainly be doing so for years to come, judging by the 2015 she’s had.

Toke in an exquisite, sheer white jumpsuit by Toju Foye for the Road To Yesterday premiere
Toke in an exquisite, sheer white jumpsuit by Toju Foye for the Road To Yesterday premiere

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The fashionista slaying at the 2015 LFDW finale, in striking floral prints

READ MORE: SEE TOKE’S FAB XMAS PHOTOSHOOT!

Despite dramas with her husband and the media, mid year, the stylish star proved that while she may need fill in the gaps in order to shake off the many rumours out there, there is definitely zero blank spaces when it comes to her wardrobe. Ms Makinwa was certainly seen on all the important red carpets this year and nailed every one with her ensemble look, so even if her ears are burning, the girl’s wardrobe is on fire!

The star was also one of the best dressed celebrities at the 2015 AMVCAs, wearing this dress by Pastiche Couture
The star was also one of the best dressed celebrities at the 2015 AMVCAs, wearing this dress by Pastiche Couture

 

Beyonce & Blue – As a Duo

An inspiration to millions of style seekers, Queen Bey and her daughter with Jay Z, Blue Ivy make a power fashion duo that clubs sophistication, sassiness and practicality together with ease.

Beyonce and Blue Ivy appeared to be enjoying some mother-daughter time while on a family vacation in Florence, Italy
Beyonce and Blue Ivy appeared to be enjoying some mother-daughter time while on a family vacation in Florence, Italy

he mom-and-daughter pair were at a formal event that saw Blue in a Mischka Aoki party frock mimicking Mom's white dress.
The pair were at a formal event that saw Blue in a Mischka Aoki party frock mimicking her mum’s gown

READ MORE: GET MATCHING MOTHER-DAUGHTER SHADES LIKE BEY & BLUE IVY!

While Blue still has a good decade before she starts strutting the red carpet alongside her mother, we already know it will be spectacular when it happens, simply because of the amazing twin-tastic looks they pulled out in 2015.

The twosome picked nearly matching swimsuits with busy black and white patterns and strappy detailing
The twosome rocking off near-matching swimsuits with busy black and white patterns and strappy detailing

Showing off major twinning stunts and whetting our appetite for what is to come, their mother-daughter style remained as on-point as Bey is on beat, proving the duo exudes not just charisma, but the power of two – in true fashion.

Bey and Blue in almost identical, on-trend round sunnies last Summer
Bey and Blue in almost identical, on-trend round sunnies last Summer

Zainab Balogun

A much more confident Zainab Balogun emerged in 2015, and nowhere was this more evident than on the red carpet.

Zainab rocked the tuxedo dress to the Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards Nominee Cocktail party
Zainab rocked the tuxedo dress to the Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards Nominee Cocktail party

Ms Balogun in a tailored jumpsuit by Mai Atafo, at the 2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week
Ms Balogun in a tailored jumpsuit by Mai Atafo, at the 2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week

The actress, presenter and model seemed to able to bring a touch of sexiness to her looks while maintaining a newfound sophistication, and she has totally bypassed all awkward newbie moments and settled straight into her limelight like a pro.

Effortless beauty Zainab, spotted in a two-toned dress at the Etisalat Recognizing Excellence Awards
Effortless beauty Zainab, spotted in a two-toned dress at the Etisalat Recognizing Excellence Awards

How could she not make this list of stylish stars for 2015?

Kerry Washington

OK, so Kerry Washington can look exquisite in just about anything and this year, we weren’t short of the proof.

Kerry Washington looked fantastic in her monochrome mini-dress and bold bright lipstick at the Global Citizen Festival in New York
Kerry Washington looked fantastic in her monochrome mini-dress and bold bright lipstick at the Global Citizen Festival in New York

She was also belle of the Met Ball in 2015 in this traffic-stopping voluminous cotton candy pink Prada gown
She was also belle of the Met Ball in 2015 in this traffic-stopping voluminous cotton candy pink Prada gown

No doubt one of the ladies who took 2015 in terms of TV and acting, Ms Washington also took the title when it comes to style, with the Hollywood star getting more gorgeous and  stylish as the year drew on.

Kerry Washington went glam at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in a Marchesa Spring'16 bustier gown
Kerry Washington went glam at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala in a Marchesa Spring’16 bustier gown

We’ve been just as thrilled to see her on the red carpets throughout 2015 as we are to see the mother of one rock 2016’s.

Lisa Folawiyo

Currently wearing the title of ‘print queen’ and ‘selfie queen’ simultaneously, with her regular outfit updates on social media, womenswear designer Lisa Folawiyo is effortlessly classy as never fails to make heads turn with her impeccable sartorial choices.

Lisa Folawiyo in Marco de Vicenzo Fall 2015
Lisa Folawiyo in pieces from Marco de Vicenzo’s Fall’15 range

Lisa Folawiyo in pieces from her own Autumn/Winter'15 collection
Lisa Folawiyo in pieces from her own Autumn/Winter’15 collection

READ MORE: 5 TIMES LISA FOLAWIYO INSPIRED US TO WEAR METALLIC

Known to rock designer labels from head-to-toe, she always gets it right and as well as seeming to come down with a case of the Benjamin Buttons (is it us or does she just get younger and younger?!), this ace designer stayed flawless all through 2015.

The designer looking totes chic in an embellished Ankara shirt dress
The designer looking totes chic in an embellished Ankara shirt dress

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Ciara

With a body and a face as stunning as Ciara’s, it’s easy to make any ensemble look amazing enough to get jaws dropping.

Ciara stunning at the Billboard 10th Annual Women in Music event
Ciara stunning at the Billboard 10th Annual Women in Music event

The singer showing off her street style at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles
The singer showing off her street style at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles

Whether attending an awards show, stepping out to shop or having a date night over at the White House, the singer had all eyes on her and her outfits all year long, using her wardrobe to almost reinvent herself after birthing her son.

Ciara exuding a supreme elegance in Elie Saab while at the 2015 ESPYS last July
Ciara exuding a supreme elegance in Elie Saab while at the 2015 ESPYS last July

Aside from stunning looks, CiCi also knows how to rock the red carpet without going too wild and straying into OTT territory, which is typical of stars returning to the limelight. With every look Ciara pulled out in 2015, she certainly showed us she was back and here to slay!

Janelle Monae

This singer continued to catch our eye this year with her quirky, monochrome and red palette-d dress sense.

Janelle looked hot in red and black at the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards dinner
Janelle looked hot in red and black at the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards dinner

She also sizzled at the Creed film premiere
She also sizzled at the Creed film premiere

2015 through Janelle’s wardrobe showed us that hats, capes and eclectic menswear pieces are bound to remain staples in her world, and although her style is very original as well as a little predictable, Ms Monae has made quite the impression with fashion critics.  Thus, we can’t wait to see her red carpet style evolve in 2016.

The star shows her strong love for capes at the 2015 BET Awards
The star shows her strong love for capes at the 2015 BET Awards

Bubu Ogisi

The ultimate cool girl on the Lagos scene, stylist and designer Bubu Ogisi continues to impress with her minimal and modern style.

Bubu Ogisi in her own designs
Bubu Ogisi in her own designs

Never afraid to break tried and true style rules, this is one talent whose wardrobe we loved to watch out for. And she certainly set some trends left right and center during 2015 with the things she pulled together.

The talent sharing a stylish selfie at the recent Art and Me event
The talent sharing a stylish selfie

Ms Ogisi wearing trendy monochrome over the summer
Ms Ogisi wearing trendy monochrome over the summer

Zendaya Coleman

From the dreadlocks at the centre of all that controversy at the 2015 Oscar Awards, to getting her own Barbie and unveiling her wax figure at Madam Tussads, this year has been the year of Zedanya – and we’ve been happy about that fact because she has a wardrobe worthy of all her achievements.

Zendaya steals the show at Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation 2nd Annual Diamond Ball in LA, as she wows in white crop top and wide-leg pants
Zendaya steals the show at Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation 2nd Annual Diamond Ball in LA, in a white crop top and wide-leg pants

Zendaya went pretty in pink at the 2015 American Music Awards
Zendaya went pretty in pink at the 2015 American Music Awards

One of Time’s list of Most Influential Teens in 2015, the TV star and singer always manages to infuse her signature urban and youthful vibe into looks for even the most strict event dress codes, and she did score the attention of style mavens everywhere after rocking red carpets in some of the most stunning outfits.

Following her newly revealed “Be Yourself” spread in Vogue Magazine’s January’16 edition, Zedanya is also already taking 2016, too.

Zendaya during Paris Fashion Week's Spring/Summer'16 showcases

Juliet Ibrahim

Ghanaian actress and film producer, often referred to Africa’s Kim Kardashian, Juliet Ibrahim upped the ante this year with exciting fashion choices and daring beauty looks.

Juliet Ibrahim’s rocking a knee-length free dress designed by 1981 Nana Brenu at the Ghana Fashion Week 2015
Juliet Ibrahim’s rocking a knee-length free dress designed by 1981 Nana Brenu at the Ghana Fashion Week 2015

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She shows off her curves in a shiny number designed by Abbyke Domina at the R.A.W Charity Ball

Her striking looks compliment pretty much anything she wears and throughout 2015, the star was spotted in gorgeous ensembles and proven that she knows how to wear everything well, whatever the occasion.

Another chic style we can’t wait to watch in 2016.  

Joselyn Dumas

joselyn If you were keeping a keen eye on award-winning, Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas’ Instagram, you will have noted that she doesn’t play when it comes to putting on clothes.

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The star in a casual look from Ghanaian label Pistis

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Ms Dumas always flaunts her figure

Joselyn on the red carpet, wearing a sheer number by Pistis
Joselyn on the red carpet, wearing a sheer number by Pistis

The beauty is know to accentuate her figure in flattering silhouettes, switches her hair up regularly and seems to have a thing for shades. In short, she’s an inspiration.

Solange

Actress, DJ, mother and sibling to megastar Beyonce, Solange is a style icon who has since been making waves in the fashion industry with her quirky, covetable looks for a few years now.

But all the way through 2015, we saw her rocking her signature artsy ensembles, formed of bold colours, big hair, and beautiful ethnic-inspired prints – all with sublime sophistication and effortlessness.

Solange shares much of her epic style on her Instagram page
Solange shares much of her epic style on her Instagram page

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The singer is known to flaunt her ‘fro in a variety of styles

In the absence of colour, the star rocks unusual silhouettes
In the absence of colour, the star rocks unusual silhouettes

We certainly have her pinned down as inspiration for style next year too.

Temi Dollface

Singer, songwriter, composer, performer and producer, Temi Phil-Ebosie – better known as Temi Dollface – has mastered pulling off a quirky and unique look; one’s where hats and vintage wear play a key role.

Temi at the 2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week
Temi at the 2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week

Temi Dollface at Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2015
Temi Dollface at Aquafina Elite Model Look Nigeria 2015

While we haven’t seen her on quite as many red carpets this year, the low key events she’s shown up at have proved that her sense of dress is worthy noting. And watching out for in 2016 too.

Rihanna

And last but by no means least, we come to this Barbadian bombshell, who left us awestruck so many times this year, it is getting difficult to keep count.

Rihanna started out 2015 with this enormous, bright pink Giambattista Valli gown which she wore at the Grammys
Rihanna started out 2015 with this enormous, bright pink Giambattista Valli gown which she wore at the Grammys

Rihanna can literally wear anything and does just that, by embracing all and every trend out there, but the spectacular part is that she always completely nails it, no matter how risqué the look is.

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At the MET Gala, wearing the yellow, meme-inspiring gown designed by Guo Pei (which took the designer two years to make)

Even when clubbing or out shopping, the star out-dresses us mere humans
Even when clubbing or out shopping, the star out-dresses us mere humans

Rih made huge fashion statements all through 2015, especially on the red carpet, and we can not wait to see what risky ensembles she dons in the coming year because, truth be told, it’s partly why we love her so much.

But whose wardrobe do you think made 2015 so stylish? Tell us your best-dressed stars of 2015 below in the comments box or online @SPICETVAFRICA.

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