Lisa Folawiyo’s latest collection for her brand Jewel By Lisa was a study in what she does best: embellishing and blending the traditional West African Ankara fabric with whimsical motifs and prints. For Spring, she took on the bicycle, splattering the vehicle on bomber jackets, ruffle-hem dresses, quirky maxi-length frocks, and vacation-ready mesh numbers. Printed baseball caps topped off the ensembles while platform booties and simple ankle-strap sandals finished the looks with modern flair.
Folawiyo kicked off the collection with the brand’s signature Ankara print on feminine and flirty silhouettes including flare mini skirts, cutout detailed dresses, overall getups, and even a crop or two.
White mesh lent a resort-perfect flair to the designs on functional jackets and the panels of frocks that made quite the interesting juxtaposition with the bicycle and Ankara patterns.
Stylish ladies like LaLa Anthony, Thandie Newton, and Alicia Quarles have opted for the brand’s ensembles over the past few seasons and there were definitely some event-worthy looks on display here. A mix-print maxi dress with a side-slit would look killer with cascading waves and red lips.
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