Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, is among Africa’s biggest fashion metropolis and thanks to the boisterous city, Nigeria has earned recognition as a part of the epicenter of global fashion. Who do we have to thank for this feat? Well designers like Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel By Lisa are to be thanked. Born and raised in Lagos the fashion designer started her fashion line in the early 2000’s;her charming style and her penchant for being different had an impact on why she is where she is today. While most designers at the time when she was coming out used the Ankara very sparsely, Lisa was one of the few who stuck it out, creating the first embellished traditional textile collection as part of her debut. Lisa Folawiyo transformed the textile and created something that was and still is globally coveted.
There is so much to be uncovered from this Ace designer and we know there are more to come. The woman behind the brand however remains charming and mysterious. Lisa Folawiyo is a girl boss who time after time has proven that she is here to stay. The boss chic is building an empire and legacy that people would always remember and all of this she does with style. Lisa has once said she is her own muse, why not? It is obvious that with every layer you peel back off when it comes to Lisa the more you discover. Lisa believes that the infusion of traditional African fabrics with western influences is what turned Lagos into the fashion capital that it is today and we believe her too, just take a look at her traditional infused collections…
Want to know why Lisa Folawiyo’s name can’t leave our mouths? Want to know why her style is revered? Then keep scrolling to find out…
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