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AfroChic in the City: Jewel by Lisa Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

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Oh Lisa! Jewel by Lisa is the modern chic Nigerian girl’s fairytale. There is just something about JBL pieces that we can infinitely relate to. Well, ladies, after the collection which Jewel by Lisa showed at the ARISE Promise of Africa Collective Show at New York Fashion Week, we are going to have to start sharing ‘our’ Lisa with the world. The collection was pitch-perfect, filled with dazzling yet refreshingly wearable pieces of African origin yet inspired by the adventurous, sensual and stylish aura of the New York Woman. With so many sparkly pieces, it was hard to choose a favourite so we went in the opposite direction, a basic yet oh-so-fab bang-on trend jumpsuit. Hello world, Jewel by Lisa is here to stay!
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A surprising pick from BN - Basic yet understatedly fabulous

A surprising pick from BN - Basic yet understatedly fabulous

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The designer, Lisa Folawiyo

The designer, Lisa Folawiyo

See the moodboard! The origin and inspiration of the collection
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Bella Naija interviews Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa at ARISE Promise of Africa Fashion Show

Press Points – What the Press Had to say about Jewel by Lisa @ ARISE Promise
“The first presentation, Jewel by Lisa, was the standout collection of the evening. Her bold color palette, which includes a rich mustard, blood red and an ocean blue, are easy on the eye and her charming paisleys and mosaic prints were the perfect foil for the intricate beadwork on her dresses” – The New York Post

“The boho chic collection was distinguished by a mix African fabrics and traditional textiles, and exquisite hand-embellished beads, sequins, and Swarovski crystals” – Splendid City.com

Photo Credits: Zimbio & ARISE

15 Comments

  1. mischif

    September 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    im loving everything about jewel by lisa, big thumbs up to all ur hardworking nigerian designers, they work really hard and i commend them, highly, im proud of them!!!!! y’all rock…

  2. myra

    September 12, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    i’m proud 2 b a 9jerian! lovely and fabulous designs. can definitely rock those clothes myself. just hope d prices dont go thru’ d roof!

  3. toyosi

    September 13, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I LOVE Jewel by Lisa. Imma start saving to buy her stuff 🙂

  4. bubbles

    September 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    jewel by lisa!..one of my favorite collections so far!
    keep up the good work!
    the first dress works most for me!

  5. amina j black

    September 14, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    lisa well i think your design will only sell in africa based on your fabrics, for you to come to new york fashion week it means you looking for an international market, i don’t see that on 5th ave or paris, well done anyway but you need to change the fabrics is too ankara,

    • Ruth

      April 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      New york , paris london is her place i think u shoul really look very well at the designs or do i smell envy and jealousy

  6. tatafo!

    September 15, 2009 at 12:09 am

    are you kidding? if boxkitten can use ankara and have solange and co rocking it why can’t JBL?

  7. Kpakpando

    September 15, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Have you entered a department store or boutique and looked at the clothing lately? Everything is about prints and people are going gaga over “ethnic” or “ethnic inspired” prints/fabrics. So what exactly are you saying?

  8. kuka

    September 16, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Dude, it is very clear you have lost touch with current fashion trends. Even Marc Jacobs’ Mark by Mark Spring 2010 collection has some African (or should I say “ethnic”) prints in it… That’s the new ‘it’. If an African designer can’t use African fabrics and expose it to the world, who will? You will see this in the NYC streets, you best believe that! Great, GREAT collection, I am IMPRESSED with Naija designers.

    Sister from Cameroon, Kuka!

  9. hilda

    September 18, 2009 at 2:50 am

    I don’t like any of her design……no pun intended

  10. pegyreads

    September 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Where is her stuff being sold?

  11. florence tate

    September 27, 2009 at 4:46 am

    fabulous designs. lisa should send a sample to first lady of the u.s. michelle obama. she loves prints and frequently appears in them. your designs would add to her beauty.

  12. Peggy bell

    December 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Excellent notion, idea, suggestion.

  13. Peggy bell

    December 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I think you are wrong about this. There are many african-american women who love these designs but they are not available in this country. If you bring them, we will come!

  14. Love JBL

    February 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Love most of them, very wearable but slightly pricey☺.

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