Wednesday, June 17, 2009

IT ALL BEGAN IN AFRICA! Arise Africa Fashion Week

Africa has always been the root of where most find there culture, which makes the Continent so great , and now you can add style to the list of things that make Africa great. Nduka Obaigbena (Sean Combs of Nigeria) the CEO of Arise Magazine has teamed up with the AFRICAN FASHION INTERNATIONAL to create ARISE Africa fashion week. AFFW is the platform on which Africa's prodigious fashion talent can finally grab the global spotlight and takes place from JUNE 12th -JUNE 19th 2009.

First up from the Arise Africa fashion week: Lisa Folawiyo JEWEL BY LISA

Jewel by Lisa uses the highest quality Ankara from the Vlisco- Hollandis brand and is frequently mixed with fabrics as wide ranging as taffeta, linen, cotton, chiffon, chantilly lace, and silk. With each embellishment of the fabric with sequins, swarovski crystals and beads hand sewn carefully onto the fabric, a JBL garment on average will take about 120 hours to make. All of her garments are handmade in workshops in Lagos, Nigeria.

She is also a favorite of Nigeria's most popuplar actress Genvieve Nanji


BeBe Jones said...

Yo ... ya'll killed this post Kid Kid! Maybe you can call your peeps in Africa and we can go, lol.

BeBe Jones

Chairmen Of The Board said...

Lets go kid kid, My Sister makes the best Fufu!

BeBe Jones said...

I'm serious Kid Kid!!!! I need to find me some fly wardrobe and a possible Akeem, lol!