Friday, 20 April 2012

Check out New York based Nigerian Designer Lola Faturoti's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Lola Faturoti is a New York based Nigerian fashion designer. Lola’s passion for fashion started from childhood through helping out her grandmother who was a designer way back in Nigeria. She combined the knowledge she garnered from there with her unique sense of dressing facilitated by her mum who brought clothes for her from her frequent trips to London and New York.  After schooling in London, Ondo State born Lola moved to her dream country New York in the early 1990s, there, she worked in the Charivari boutique where Barbara Weiser, the president of the company, took notice of Faturoti's unique style and helped her launch her first fashion collection. 

This collection brought Lola and her designs into the international spotlight. Lola Faturoti has created a dress commemorating the election of President Barack Obama. The dress is a one of a kind print created by Faturoti based on Kente cloth designs. Kente cloth is worn by people of the Ashante tribe in Ghana for celebrations. The Obama commemorative dress features a picture of President Obama with the words "Oluwa gba President Barack Obama" meaning "God bless President Barack Obama" in Yoruba. The dress is made of 100% silk jacquard with solid black chiffon hem panel and v-style chiffon neckline with a tassel.

Joanna Totolici
Kristina B
Hair Ai Yokomizo

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