About Us

About Us

Zhalima Grazioni is an expression of elegance with an edge with a desire to  respect the genuinty of the human body whilst adding a gentle subversive new detail.                       

The look and feel often harks back to the golden age of bespoke clothing whilst being constructed entirely around our client. Need a hidden pocket for your quick make up kit? Want a nifty buttoned tab to adjust your trouser? Or a removable collar or sleeves?

Zhalima Grazioni is an exclusive fashion design company, specializing in highest quality clothing  products.

Exquisite clothing which ranges from made to measure, ready to wear, bridals, haute couture and costuming.                       

The materials we use are handled by craftsman and finished by hand, and are the result of careful research to ensure they are of the highest quality.                       

Chike Mordi

 Renowned couture designer Chike Mordi prides himself on creating clothes that are sophisticated, yet unique and unexpected. Call it “elegance with an edge.” He is one of the most beautiful spirits I have encountered in my entire career,” says client NIMI Briggs. Briggs is hardly alone in her praise for the designer, celebrities such Eki Sylva, Her Excellency Judith Amaechi, Muma Gee, Ibinabo Fiberesima, have all been photographed in Chike’s impressive creations.

Known for his sleek sensual style and masterful use of colours, Chike’s award winning designs have been lauded all across the world as timeless pieces that celebrate the femininity of African women.  With his professional label, Zhalima Grazioni, Chike shows that his artistry is based on combining elegance with unstructured fluidity.

The Asaba native graduated from the University of Benin, with a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering. In 2007, he established Zhalima Grazioni and won the Best Designer of the Port Harcourt Fashion Show in that same year. Soon his designs became the uncontested must-haves in the city and his fame began to spread abroad. His clothes are like butterfly wings, beautiful and free and with Zalima Grazioni’s position statement of “…clothing you in royal simplicity!”, Chike aspires to build the large fashion conglomerate for various stylish minds and markets in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.   

Chike’s accolades include: Winner African Fashion and Design Week, 2012, Winner Rivers Academy Award 2011, Official Designer for Miss Earth Nigeria & Nigerian Representative in Miss Earth World 2010/201, Winner African Culture and Tourism Award 2010. Chike says “I’d like my legacy to be a library of beautifully detailed gowns. When one looks back to all the celebrities I have dressed, (I’d like people) to say this was that these were certainly some of the most beautifully dressed women of their day.”

Awards & Accolades