Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo will present her Spring/Summer 2015 collection in New York City with an intimate show at Ladurée SoHo on September 6th for press and buyers.
The Lagos-based designer, recently rebranded the global line from Jewel by Lisa to her namesake, Lisa Folawiyo, in an effort to greater align the brand name with the brand aesthetic. The Lisa Folawiyo line remains under the Jewel by Lisa Group.
Over the years, Lisa Folawiyo has presented the Jewel by Lisa collection on numerous international platforms including; the Vogue Talents Exhibition in collaboration with Vogue Italia in Milan, Pitti W Tradeshow in Florence, Lagos Fashion and Design Week in Lagos, Nigeria, and Arise Magazine collectives at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. Most recently she was invited to present a capsule collection for the Ethical Fashion Initiative at Alta Roma in Italy on July 15, 2014.
“I have received such immense support from the early stages of my career, both home and abroad – this has created a platform for my brand to be viable outside of Nigeria. Many years later, I am thrilled to be embarking on my first solo show in New York and announcing the rebranding of the collection,” Lisa Folawiyo.
The Lisa Folawiyo collection is designed and manufactured in Lagos, Nigeria. Folawiyo’s designs have retailed on Moda Operandi, My Theresa, at Selfridges via the Lagos Fashion & Design Week Pop Up and other specialty boutiques worldwide.
See a few of photos of her spring/summer 2014 collection.
English/Hollywood actress, Thandie Newton wearing a Jewel by Lisa design
Go to www.lisafolawiyo.com for more.