The talent, who has dressed some of the world’s top celebrities, recently including actress Rita Dominic and presenter Eku Edewor, explained how her beginnings as a lawyer lead to her starting her own fashion business back in 2005 (without any formal training) – a success story which has seen the creative’s designs on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, on the bodies of A-lister’s and on the lips of magazine editors worldwide.
Ms Folawiyo, who recently collaborated with Pandora on an ankara-inspired range (read about that, here), explained;
“I think that somewhere inside of me there’s this creative energy waiting to come out. And I think this [business] is how I was able to express that creativity within me.
I get thrills and chills and lots of adrenaline pumping when I design pieces. From an idea in my head I can sketch something, and I can see it being made and see it on the runway.
And then not only that, to see women wearing it every day – it’s amazing, there’s nothing that can compare to that. It’s just a dream.”
We at SPICE suggest you check the full interview out here below and then join us in continually falling for Ms Folawiyo and everything she does with her label;
Video & image source: Facebook.com/lisafolawiyo.com, Cnn.com