So I am very passionate about Nigerian culture, art, innovation and creativity. I scream everything Nigeria and will continue to scream and rave about the talent and skills deposited in many young Nigerians. I have come to appreciate that young creative youths are paving a way in Nigeria, causing this country to be one of the fastest growing economies in the African continent. I am so excited about the creativity that has come out of Nigeria and thats why I choose to feature some on this blog.
What better way to start than to introduce a company known as Waldon Leather Company who design and custom make bespoke leather shoes! Personally I am a huge fan of shoes, but now we are talking about MADE IN NIGERIA shoes! Now thats’s what I’m talking about!
Read on for more about Waldon L.C and dazzle your eyes on some of their beautiful creations below.
It has become easy to associate the fashion industry especially within Nigeria with clothing styles ,designs and even more recently makeup and beauty. As one can without much effort reel out a long list of both local and foreign brands. Names like tiffany Amber, Lanre Da silver, Frank oshodi, okunoren twins, Mai Atafo,Tara easily come to mind.
However not much is known about exploits being done in the thriving footwear industry. One would easily conclude that compared to the razzmatazz going on with the clothing brands not much creativity and activity generally has been recorded with the footwear brands in Nigeria. Contrary to this view, some footwear brands have made landmark achievement and created a niche for themselves in the industry; one of such being Waldon Leather Company, a company that is in its third year of creativity.
Waldon L.C as it’s known has since its creation in 2012 created a niche for itself by providing world class leather products, relying entirely on home grown resources from start to finish. The brand has ensured to create a unique market that conquers the common roadside low quality footwear and the mass produced Nigerian branded shoes imported from China. Unlike the latter, Waldon L.C represents the true Nigerian quality brand consciously contributing it’s quota to the economy by relying on strictly home grown resources.
This nascent leather company which is managed by two brilliant brothers, Oswald Opara and Donald Opara both graduates, started off from their replicating existing designs.However, today this company has evolved into a standard bespoke company churning out innovative designs to meet individual client taste.
Waldon L.C which recently had its works featured at the Kenyan fashion show just released one of its latest designs which has been trending all over the media. It developed a unique twist to the British classic monk strap. Taking into cognisance the ultimate need for comfort amidst staying trendy, they have created a detachable double monk strap allowing clients to have alternative straps for a pair of shoe.