For her Spring /Summer 2012 collection, 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 high-life 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 – “Vintage Love” revisits this past, celebrating heritage and culture, as it reworks and reinterprets traditional Nigerian menswear and key pieces within that era into modern female silhouettes.
View the lookbook below:
Jewel By Lisa showcased “Vinatge Love” during ARISE Made in Africa show at New York Fashion Week. Watch the behind the scenes video from the event below: