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Jewel By Lisa SS 2012 Vintage Love Collection

I’m obsessed with Jewel by Lisa‘s Spring Summer 2012 collection and her genius pairing of lush and colorful prints on prints. As the Africa Fashion International Designer of the year winner, Lisa Folawiyo takes us on a voyage back to Nigeria in the 60’s.

A time characterized by independence and growth, a time of change and promise. With the emergence of great novelists Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka and the development of musical genres highlife and afro-beat with the masters Victor Uwaifo and Fela Kuti danced and swayed to at soirees; a time when modern architectural influences paved new streets – this collection immerses itself in this time.

The Jewel by Lisa Spring Summer 2012 collection revisits the past by the celebrating the Nigerian heritage and culture, as it reworks & reinterprets traditional menswear and key pieces within that era into modern female silhouettes.

the collection features a range of vintage inspired print, traditional head gears, signature exquisitely bejewelled Ankara in forms of clean and modern geometry and guipure reminiscent of the traditional laces.

The prints are in forms of cotton, heavy silk satin, silk chiffon check, silk habotai, and crepe silk. Enjoy…xx

You can also view the behind the scenes video here. I enjoyed watching creative director & designer Lisa Folawiyo..along with her team, as they prepped for Arise Collective at NYFW. Every detail from fittings, shopping for shoes at the last minute to Folawiyo sharing her inspiration for the collection. Thoroughly enjoyed the video! PS- The soundtrack is everything!



  1. Bridgette November 28, 2011 Reply

    This is an amazing collection! The colors are brilliant and the styles are so unique and unlike anything I’ve seen in stores.


  2. jeannetjjsantos November 28, 2011 Reply

    Beautiful – inspirational indeed – thanks for sharing.

  3. Nikell November 28, 2011 Reply

    What a beautiful collection!? Thanks for sharing.

  4. leesicam November 29, 2011 Reply

    I love the print on the skirt in the first pic.  The dress in #6 is EVERYTHING!

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