Foremost international online fashion and lifestyle destination, Style.com profiled stylish Nigerians in an article/interview shot by renowned British photographer based in NYC, Nick Waplington.
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The feature chronicles fashion loving Nigerians nesting the piece of Reni Folawiyo's soon to open luxury lifestyle store, Alara. The feature saw Reni dishing on Lagos style/fashion, the stylish Lagos belle including Nike Oshinowo, Oluchi Orlandi, Eku Edewor, Temi Dollface and many more.
Reni Folawiyo sat with Uzoamaka Maduka Excerpts:
Lagos is really emerging as an international capital—of commerce and of culture, as well. And in the meantime, as you point out, the “Alara woman” is herself something of a global citizen, a hyper-busy professional wired into the international grid. I wonder how that has affected the sensibility of some of the younger women in your clientele—women who grew up in the midst of that, as opposed to pioneering the changes?
Well, when I look at my generation—and let me say, our mothers worked, too, although of course they weren’t hopping on planes all the time—what I think is, in a way, we had to go away, and then come back and see what we could do. Whereas this new generation, they seem to want to grow from here. They’re very connected to Lagos, to their heritage. You see that in people like Temi DollFace and Eku [Edewor], creative girls who are really the face of young Lagos. It’s a very creative generation—I think that’s what they’ve added, especially, a sense of creativity. And they want to create here and explode—let the rest of the world discover them, rather than the other way around. I think they feel like it’s their time.
Check here for the full interview and all the photos from the feature.
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