Cross River born aspiring young fashion designer McCoy Okpa of McStell Fashion Gallery has emerged winner of Nigeria’s Next Top Designer Season 2 at the just concluded 2016 Africa Fashion Week Nigeria held in Lagos.
Okpa, McCoy Agada was born in Ikoyi, Lagos State, hails from Ijiman-Afaben Mkpani, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. He holds a second Class Upper Degree in Fine Arts and Design from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt where he graduated tops in his class and therefore earned the Chief Jubilee Owei Award for best graduating student.
He has always followed his passions from childhood, which are all Art oriented, so after his degree, to further harness his talents in acting and Fashion, he studied at; Royal Arts Academy (Acting major) and Zaris Fashion and Style Academy (Pattern drafting and Fashion illustration major) respectively.
He is the creative Director of the fashion brand “McStell”, which is basically a haute couture brand based in Lagos Nigeria whose primary aim is to boost and brand individual image through clothing. In May 2015, he won Fashion and Style Award for Best Emerging Designer at the African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) and also bagged double honours in June 2015 at the Runway FADAN, organised by the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria ( FADAN). He is also Daviva brand ambassador.
See some pictures from the event below;