Saturday, 13 June 2009

JBL is undoubtedly one of my favorite designers.And i don't mean favorite ''Nigerian'' designer, i mean favorite like 'favorite, favorite'. I absolutely heart how she interprets Ankara; mixing it with bits and pieces of silk and of course her signature embellishment.
In my opinion Lisa Folawiyo, the amazing lady behind JBL is (partly) responsible for all the love Ankara is receiving in Nigeria and the rest of the world; perhaps that's a huge statement to make but i don't remember any other person that worked Ankara like she has. She took Ankara from your traditional Nigerian up and down and totally made it FABULOUS.
What i think is really amazing about her label is that you can see constant improvements. It used to be all about cute jackets, dresses and shorts now its pretty much everything from pants, bad ass blazers and the likes.
Lisa folawiyo's latest collection for arise Africa fashion week was definitely my favorite.
here are some pretty outfits by JBL.

images-Thisday style, bellanaija, truelove w.a, fashionafrica .


Yayemarie said...

I like the little dress that alek is wearing u make me want to see more of her designs:)

yankeenaijababe said...

I missed you , great to see you back.

ijaw girl said...

@yayemarie- her dresses are amazing. i totally cannot get over them.
@yankeenaijababe- awwh thanks babe. its great to be back.