ICYMI: Get to Know Tolu Bally, The Designer Behind Celebrity Beloved Brand 2207ByTBally

BNS: Who are your favourite celebrities to work with? TB:  I have been opportuned to dress quite a lot of celebrities that I admire, I wo...

BNS: Who are your favourite celebrities to work with?

TB: I have been opportuned to dress quite a lot of celebrities that I admire, I would also love to dress Tiwa Savage as I’m such a huge fan. I love, love Kelly Rowland and VictoriaBeckham’s style inspires me. Her designs are chic, posh, simple and classy which is what we preach at 2207. There are quite a lot of them that I like, I won’t mind working with Chicamastyle and IronyofAshi.

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BNS: Who is the 2207byTBally woman?

TB: 2207byTBally is the everyday Nigerian woman, who takes pride in her appearance, and values her stylistic expression; all designs are put together with her in mind.

BNS: Where do you go for style inspiration?

TB: I draw influence from a plethora of sources, Africa, Nigeria in itself is so rich in colours, shapes, culture, the streams of inspiration are forever abundant, just take a walk through the streets of Lagos and see how alive it is with styles that tell different stories; a buffet of expression that invites me to select and create my own interpretations. I am well travelled and when abroad I immerse myself in the different cultures, all the time learning and searching for inspiration; taking their cuts, colours and textures and telling my own stories through my designs in my home country; this is the essence of 2207byTBally.

BNS: How would you describe your label?

TB: 2207 is a brand for the everyday woman thats wants to look beautiful.

We design products with the 2207 woman in mind, from the colours, the cuts, the sizes etc. Our fabrics are sourced from the best fabric merchants in the country and we use the best hands to ensure that our products are well made. We have successfully created a unique look that is synonymous to the 2207 woman. Our designs are very simple yet classy and definitely stands out.

BNS: What do you believe should be the foundation of every woman’s wardrobe?

TB: I believe every woman should be comfortable in whatever they wear. Don’t go for what’s in vogue, go for what suits your body type and what you can wear confidently. And also we all need that LBD (little black dress) in our wardrobes. No one can go wrong with that, that bottles it up to the “comfortability” aspect of clothing.

Source: BellaNaija