Lisa Folawiyo hails from Lagos and is a highly acclaimed fashion designer who is now a global women’s wear and accessories designer brand. Lisa Folawiyo perfected the art of wearing Ankara through the use of ornate embellishment transforming the fabric thereby turning her label into a coveted luxury brand.
Folawiyo has masterfully created contemporary garments with feminine and modern silhouettes staying true to traditional African aesthetics. Lisa Folawiyo has shown her collections on international platforms – from Johannesburg, London, Paris, to New York and Lagos at the celebrated Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) in Lagos, Nigeria. The brand has also been well received and worn by the likes of actresses, Lucy Liu, Thandie Newton; and singer, Solange Knowles.
Lisa Folawiyo, founder and creative director of Lisa Folawiyo studied Law at the University of Nigeria. With no formal training, she started the label in her home, after the birth of her daughter in 2005. Her passion for clothes and her innate sense of style led her to create what at the time had never been done, the embellishing of the local Ankara fabric; which has now become a global phenomenon.
Take a look at her Spring/Summer SS14 Collection.
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