Designer of the Day…Jewels by Lisa

I LOVE today’s designer, Lisa Folawiyu of Jewels by Lisa. This Nigerian designer has taken fashion by storm with her gorgeous and vibrant collection of tops, dresses, and pants. This is why I love fashion…because it is full of great designers like this that bring a much needed zest and flavor to a oftentimes drab industry.

Folawiyu began JBL in 2005 and hasn’t looked back since. She creates her amazing pieces using beautiful Ankara fabric which is a fabric that was traditionally made in Turkey. She pairs this with taffeta, Swaroski crystals, sequins, and other fun embellishments to create the looks that have landed JBL in numerous fashion weeks and catapulted the name into luxury brand status.

These looks are just stunning to me. They are unique, yet they are ultra feminine which is certainly the main summary of my personal style. I love when designers in other nations, especially designers from “nations of color”, become successful and prove that there are many variations to the world of fashion.

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About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on July 7, 2010, in Designers on My Radar and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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