Our WCW for the Week is … Lisa Folawiyo!
Nigerian Fashion Designer. Creative Director. Lawyer.
Lisa started her fashion line, Jewel by Lisa, in 2005 which totally stands out by the inter-fusion of West African fabrics with ultramodern prints with an intensity on beading and sequin trim.
The Lisa Folawiyo line is housed under the Jewel by Lisa Group, with other brands namely Jewel by Lisa(The Ankara collection), The J label (The Diffusion collection), and Pretty Precious (The Kids collection).
Lisa Folawiyo has worked with global brands such as ‘Blackberry’ and ‘L’Oreal’ and she has a clothing warehouse in Nigeria and New York City.
Celebrities such as Issa Rae, Lupita Nyong’o, Solange Knowles and few others have worn her pieces and they were well received by fans and critics.
She has won several awards, including the Africa Fashion Award in 2012. One of the eight emerging talents in Women Wear Daily in 2014, Lisa was also featured in the Business of Fashion (BOF500) in 2015.
Lisa has an ideal and universal fit pattern that has made her one of the most sought after fashion designers in the world.