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The Studio of Lisa Folawiyo and Her Unwavering Ability to Style African Print

Lisa Folawiyo, a Nigerian fashion designer, is recognized for her vibrant collections that combine traditional West African fabrics with modern tailoring and beaded decorations. Folawiyo has been in the forefront of the wave of Nigerian designers achieving international acclaim for their work since she founded her label in 2005. She had no official training in the field of fashion. In 2005, she launched her own collection, "Lisa Folawiyo," which was formerly known as Jewel by Lisa.

Her creations are made entirely of Ankara textiles, which are vivid wax-resistant coloured fabrics native to West Africa. She has an uncanny ability to elevate traditional African prints above the status quo and make them relevant to a global audience