“In 2005 Lisa Folawiyo and her team of expert craftsmen stormed the Nigerian fashion scene with new fashion label, Jewel by Lisa. In less than four years she has perfected the art of wearing Ankara, turning Jewel by Lisa into a coveted luxury label through the embellishment of fabric with sequins, Swarovski crystals, beads and the like – all which are handmade in workshops in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jewel by Lisa uses the highest quality Ankara from the Vlisco-Hollandis brand and is frequently mixed with fabrics such as taffeta, linen, cotton and silk. Each Jewel by Lisa garment is handcrafted, individual and unique. The ease with which the garments are worn and, the intricate workmanship visible in each piece has sparked a new revolution in Ankara couture.
Jewel by Lisa has established a strong local clientele and is currently seeing the start of international interest. JBL’s goal is to address the Nigerian market, while positioning itself as an international label.”
~Bio by Jewel by Lisa via AFI
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