I read about Lola in the April Issue of Essence magazine. I'm always on the lookout for "new" designers and such and was pleased when I ran across the article about her collections. I immediately browsed her website and it was love at first sight! Initially drawn to the vivid pinks, blues and yellow, I find her collection, a bit of an antithesis to many of this season's fitted looks. Her ample and bubble hem dresses are exquisite, as are the "slim silhouettes," maxis and those lovely polka dots. Often, it bodes well to add some ample pieces to your wardrobe as the temps start to soar; they are a nice "breezy" option to fitted clothing which tends to hold heat.
She certainly has my stamp of approval on her beautiful and inviting collection!
Read further for a little background on Lola Faturoti.
The Ondo, Nigeria native started designing in 1993. After a Hiatus and a stint in Italy, she relaunched her eponymous line in 2006. The bold, colorful collection of separates and dresses is made from such fine fabrics as silk and brocade. Prices range form $250 to $1200. Sold at fine boutiques and specialty stores worldwide.
Says lola, "The women of Nigeria inspire me-their strength and flair for life."
(Essence Magazine-article & lolafaturoti.com-clothing)
Photographer: Cecil Gillard
Hair/Makeup: Ai Yokomizo