LAGOS FASHION WEEK 2018: LISA FOLAWIYO TAKES US BACK TO SIMPLER TIMES WITH HER SS19 COLLECTION

Lisa Folawiyo’s collection is one that we definitely had high expectations of. Her quirky, original personal style is loved and envied by many, with her elegance overflowing with every single look.

All Images via Kola Oshalusi

Her pieces are colourful and feminine. Translating traditional West African fabrics in a fresh, modern style and the SS19 is no different. Using Ankara, The collection showcased feminine, flirty dresses with an unusual twist.

The collection is inspired by Folawiyo’s 80s childhood. Reflecting a certain airiness, lightness and ease.

Using vibrant colors and lace, Folawiyo creates a collection that is feminine, sexy, romantic and yet playful. For footwear, the models wore either mules made with the same fabric as their outfits or strappy sandals in nude. They also rocked beaded bags, also designed by Lisa Folawiyo.

“Joy, elation, happiness, freedom, nostalgia.. the feeling one gets when spring breaks into summer.. When the sun shines and everything, everywhere and everyone looks wonderful! Running through fields, picking flowers and putting them in your hair, the wind blowing against your face and the sun shining down on you… I wanted to convey that feeling and wanted the clothes to exude sexiness, femininity, wearability, lightness, ease, colour and fun” – Lisa Folawiyo.

The collection delivered on it’s objective with pieces that are feminine, fun and full of personality, while retaining their elegance. Not unlike Lisa Folawiyo’s personal style.

See images from the collection below:

All Images via Kola Oshalusi

Valerie Ekpo
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