Lisa Folawiyo, is considered a giant of the Nigerian fashion industry. She launched her brand, Jewel By Lisa, back in 2005 and she hasn’t slowed down since. Pulse got to chat with her.
Lisa Folawiyo, is considered a giant of the Nigerian fashion industry. She launched her brand, Jewel By Lisa, back in 2005 and she hasn’t slowed down since. Pulse got to chat with the creative pioneer.
Folawiyo is highly regarded for her vibrant collections that mix traditional West African fabrics with modern tailoring and beaded embellishments. Over the years she has garnered international recognition for their work, including joining the Business of Fashion 500 (BoF) List for 2015.
The former lawyer, wife and mother of two has mastered the art of making traditional African prints appealing to not just Nigerians and Africans but the rest of the world. She has been present in the UK, the US, South Africa and Nigeria itself.
Pulse got to chat with the fashion designer and entrepreneur on her daily fashion style, what inspires it and how long it takes for her:
The style star confessed that she doesn’t over think her dressing; that she doesn’t pick out clothes a night before but rather goes with the flow in the morning.
Also aside from being in jeans most time, the fashion designer usually uses a focal point, such as a handbag or shoes in getting her entire outfit together. Sometimes, it’s just about how to wear a shirt different today.
Check out the video below to find out more about her style, what inspires her and how she mixes up those glamorous Instagram looks.