Titled “She Wears His Heart On Her Sleeve”, it was pretty evident that Lisa Folawiyo made this collection for the heartbreakers of the world—and those who wish to become them, simply through slipping on clothing. And the pieces were indeed devastating: the use of the word that means “extremely impressive” of course.
Hearts took shape on the actual clothing, in different iterations of the classic motif. From a menswear-inspired suit with an ankle-grazing jacket to a one-shoulder dress with cascading ruffles, the age-old emblem felt far from kitschy or typical.
Silhouettes included wrap tunics, transparent paillette-embellished skirts, v-neck sheaths, and red carpet-ready frocks.
And let’s rest on the latter for a second. Folawiyo showed dresses that absolutely must be worn to movie premieres, photocalls, fashionable parties, and press conferences. It’s quite amazing that more celebrities haven’t gravitated toward her designs already. Tamu McPherson wore one of the collection’s numbers during NYFW, so let’s hope industry insiders and style stars follow suit.
I had way too many favorites to count in the assortment. A dress that combined the aforementioned colorful heart pattern, pinstripes, paillettes, and side stripes was excessive in the best way possible. And a menswear-inspired, pinstripe suit felt like one of the most modern and fresh ensembles that we’ve seen thus far for Spring.
Thoughts on the latest from Lisa Folawiyo?