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‘Obama Dress’ headlines Lola Faturoti’s new collection



Designer Lola Faturoti in Obama Dress

Designer Lola Faturoti in Obama Dress

Nigerian-American Designer Lola Faturoti has fond memories of her childhood in Ondo State
The sights, the sounds, the fashion and the passion!
Like many people living in America, Lola was inspired by the election of President Barack Obama
So what did she do?
She decided to merge a forgone Nigerian tradition with arguably the greatest political icon of this generation
Uber creative Lola who is known for her fearless ‘take-no-prisoners’ approach remembered that it was commonplace to mark very special occasions and events with a commemorative fabric so she created the Obama fabric and then used it to create the ‘Obama Dress’
Hilary Alexander of the Daily Telegraph describes the dress as a ‘shift-style dress printed with a wavy stripe pattern in sky-blue and orange, overlaid with photographic images of President Obama’
The text on the dress reads “Oluwa Gba President Barack Obama”, which is Yoruba for “God bless President Barack Obama”
Lets call this – Politico Chic

Lola Faturoti Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

Lola’s Fall/Winter 2009 collection is all about bold colour and standout print. Strongly influenced by Ghana, we see dashes of bright yellow, splashes of blue and dabs of red. The collections’ fabric choice of silk, chiffon and cotton are the perfect base for these sophisticated yet playful pieces.

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Source: Daily Telegraph & Eitel Thoughts


  1. Ladi

    February 21, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I like the volume!!!!!

  2. beezy

    February 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    no be only “oluwa gba president barack obama” us nigerians to look 4 d craziest/most stupid way to mk sm quick buck…..

  3. jo

    February 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm


  4. Trendy

    February 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    325 pounds for the Obama dress. Whao.

  5. xoliquoricexo

    February 22, 2009 at 4:33 am

    big fan of lola faturoti’s work. she definitely has a unique and refreshing point of view. majorly digging her new collection!

  6. Ladi

    February 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    for real? and I can get that fabric from a Nigerian textile companies that customize fabric (Kano) and sew….simple.

    It will in total cost under 50pounds.

    I guess her market is not for Nigerians who ‘know ‘

  7. Femo

    February 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    if 325 pounds is alot of money then clearly you are not part of her target market. Everything in fashion has a mark up. Including the Made in China no name shoes on your feet right now. You got them for a great deal at $15. It cost the manufacturer $2.

  8. boztone

    February 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    but then agressiveness!

  9. Qed

    February 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    love pls!!!
    ok, first i love her creations, she must be fab designer judging from this collection.
    ok haters n fights, ladi true talk that fabric may cost less than £20 but do know the time she put into the design? I do a bit of design myself n can tell that its not easy. all the drawing making n remaking resaerch sure you didnt consider that she might have tried out the style several times before coming out with the dress. 2nd there is travel,taxes etc to consider. 3rd she has to value her time, am not dissing but an hour may be worth £50 to her while us maybe £5 all that gets considered darling.
    ok am lecturing now i know…..but there is also branding

  10. Qed

    February 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    yeah this is too much, the guy only made a fair comment dont get pompous, you might be able to buy shoes…i’ve seen it happen

  11. YNC

    February 22, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Wow!!! Now that’s what I call sexy and style…lovely.

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