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Vogue: #SuzyLFWNG: Tiffany Amber Secures A Place In Nigeria’s Fashion Universe

Updated: Nov 3, 2018

The African creative scene has received international acclaim this year, including praise from British Vogue. Naomi Campbell in reflection of her visit to Nigeria’s Arise Fashion week earlier this year, advocated for an African Vogue magazine.


“I feel like Africa, as a continent, is on the tip of explosion. It’s the next destination, and it needs a broader platform. I am going to help them get it. It’s more than overdue. There needs to be an African Vogue. It’s time.” (Vogue, 2018)


All eyes are on the continent again this week as the second fashion week of the year in Nigeria kicks off; the newly re-branded, Lagos Fashion Week. To commemorate the four-day event, Suzy Menkes interviews with Fashion Veteran designer Folake Folarin-Coker, the designer behind the Tiffany Amber. Menkes gains more insight into the African fashion industry through the designer, who has ignited the interest of the world in African style and her successful brand.




Tiffany Amber Spring/Summer 2019

CREDIT: TIFFANY AMBER



Who is Folake Folarin-Coker?

Folake Folarin-Coker was born in Lagos, Nigeria and was educated in Switzerland, England, and Scotland. She graduated with a master’s in petroleum law however choose to enter the world of fashion by starting the Brand Tiffany Amber in 1998. She showcased at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York for the first time in 2008, and her collection received rave reviews that secured her an invitation to showcase at the fashion week in 2009 which made her the first African based designer to showcase at two consecutive shows at the New York Fashion Week.


Tiffany Amber Spring/Summer 2019

CREDIT: TIFFANY AMBER



In her interview Coker highlights that she produces all her collections in Nigeria despite the challenges. Coker explains her that the appeal of her brand is multi-generational which we believe to be the key to her success over the last twenty years. Her latest collection will be showcased on Friday 26th October 2018 in Lagos Fashion Week, includes a buba, a hippie style maxi dress in a batik printed silk; which she says is a very popular style in Nigeria.



Read the full article here: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/suzylfwng-tiffany-amber-secures-a-place-in-nigerias-fashion-universe


Tiffany Amber Spring/Summer 2019

CREDIT: TIFFANY AMBER


The seventh edition of Lagos Fashion Week takes place from the 24th-27th October (lagosfashionweek.ng). Follow @sisiworldwide on Instagram for live feeds from #lfwng #sisiworldwide




Credits:

@Tiffanyamber

@Vogue

https://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/naomi-campbell-reflects-on-the-power-of-contemporary-nigerian-culture

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