Fashion Weeks

Jewel by Lisa at ARISE Made in Africa Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Show (Pictures)

What do you think will define S/S 2012 for you?

We dug deep into our roots and crafted a story that formed the basis of our collection – it is woven into each garment, the fabrics and the accessories. I believe the things that will define us this season are our uniquely stunning prints – particularly “the dancing women” – the story we have told and how we have translated that into a modern womenswear collection.

What can we expect from your collection?

A modern translation of Nigeria in the 60s: using traditional menswear and classic garments or pieces from that era as inspiration to create ultra-feminine pieces for today’s woman. As always you’ll see lots of exquisite hand-embellished ankara pieces (our signature) and of course our custom-made luxurious prints, which have been personalised for our inspiration. We’ve also expanded our accessories line with different types of belts and beaded bags.”Jewel by Lisa/Arise

Photocredit: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images North America

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Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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