It was all about the Jewel by Lisa earrings and calabash prints at the Lagos fashion and design week. An instagram photo of their print ran with the caption ‘wear your earrings on your body’, and it got me thinking for a while …hmmmn how luxurious is this. References that came up to my mind were that of northern women and their love for gold jewelry. Perhaps it had been lurking in my mind since i read the story of Maryam Abacha’s looted jewelry and all the drama that came with it. Back to the story here, Jewel by Lisa continued down its well trodden path creating the coolest African prints -which look global but inherently African- and added a line of footwear to the mix this time. Their are doing everything right but I’m getting a bit bored, perhaps its time for the creative team to produce something radical. These days you always go into a Jewel by Lisa show, knowing what to expect.
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