by Yemi Olowu
The Jewel by Lisa SS12 collection was inspired by the 50s and 60s. Celebrating Nigerian heritage and culture, but with a modern twist, reworking and reinventing the traditional Nigerian menswear such as the Agbada, the Safari suits, the Buba and Sokoto into JBL’s idea of a modern womenswear collection. The execution of Western and traditional cuts with viberant prints and lace shows there is nothng we can expect from this brand. And we love the bathing suit.
“A modern translation of Nigeria in the 60s: using traditional menswear and classic garments or pieces from that era as inspiration to create ultra-feminine pieces for today’s woman. As always you’ll see lots of exquisite hand-embellished ankara pieces (our signature) and of course our custom-made luxurious prints, which have been personalised for our inspiration. We’ve also expanded our accessories line with different types of belts and beaded bags.” – Lisa Folawiyo
The look book