Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Look book: Jewel by Lisa’s Spring Summer 2012
Jewel by Lisa’s Spring Summer 2012 collection is inspired by 60′s era Nigeria, a time when men wore traditional garb–bubas and sokotos with agbadas thrown over safari suits– and women flaunted print dresses and full skirts. Designer Lisa Folawiyo seeks to meld this vintage sensibility with modern silhouettes, resulting in a series of multihued cocktails, mini skirts, and printed separates.
Lisa Folawiyo, founder of Jewel by Lisa, has been crafting the most uber-chic collections and incorporating Ankara in the most non-traditional yet super couture ways. She uses the highest grade Ankara fabrics from the Vlisco-Hollandais brand to concoct the perfect mixtures of ankara, sequins, swarovski crystals, beads, taffeta, and anything else you wouldn’t think of coupling with this staple Nigerian fabric. The result is unprecedented style, glamorizing what we all now refer to as “African Fashion.”
Take a look at the collection:
Patterns, created in collaboration with recurrent Textile designer Banke Kuku, range from dancing African women in ceremonial regalia to vintage stamps and water stained badges with age old memorabilia.
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