Exciting news as I hear the news that one of the design companies in my book ‘Fashion Africa’ will be making her London Fashion Week Debut. Nigerian designer Folake Folarin-Coker will showcase her latest collection from her renowned label Tiffany Amber during London Fashion Week in London, UK on 17 September 2011 at the Luxurious Charing Cross Hotel.
International award winning label, Tiffany Amber took the Nigerian fashion industry by storm when it emerged in 1998. Folake was born in Lagos, Nigeria and comes from a large family of 9 girls and 2 boys. Her education at the American International School in Lagos was amongst children from 36 different nationalities, which along with her attending boarding school in Monteux, Switzerland with girl from 46 different countries gave he the necessary exposure to so many different nationalities at a young age making her style quite global and in some ways nomadic. This influenced Tiffany Amber to introduce revolutionary looks which stunned Nigeria and to from the fashion house Tiffany Amber which possesses a continuing legacy of excellence.
Africa was stunned by Tiffany Amber’s eclectic designs inspired by her nostalgia from Europe, her exploration of diverse cultures and appreciation for her African heritage which instantly transformed Tiffany Amber into an iconic fashion brand. Since then the brand has evolved into a great Nigerian Fashion House creating show stopping looks revealing glamour, romance and sophistication in looks ranging from gowns to contemporary creations of classical looks such as blazers and tea-party dresses.
Tiffany Amber reflects the designers love for luxurious fabrics and intricate embellishment which create timeless and feminine pieces. Folake creates delicate pieces with stunning silhouettes which have glided down numerous runways and captured audiences and celebrity clients from Africa to New York. One of my favourites has to be the gorgeous all in one piece (below) made from a beautiful silk with the green lace bodice – absolutely stunning!
They presently have 4 standalone stores in Nigeria, three in Lagos and one in Abuja which form a union of minimalist and baroque décor styles with spacious and airy feel. And also stock on Myasho.com, supply boutiques in South Africa, Angola with plans to expand into more
African countries along with launching in the UK.
The Tiffany Amber collection is anticipated to bring immense media attention as the designer debuts during London Fashion Week. The new S/S12 Tiffany Amber collection will be showcased on Saturday 17th September at the Charing Cross Hotel where she will be supported by leading African bank, Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank.
For more information on Tiffany Amber visit http://www.tiffanyamberng.com
Author: Jacqueline Shaw