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Meet Folake Coker, Creative Director of Nigeria’s First Ready-To-Wear Designs

Folake Coker is an award-winning fashion designer and entrepreneur. She is the founder and creative director of a notable fashion and lifestyle brand, Tiffany Amber. Folake Coker is one of the pioneers of ready-to-wear outfits in Nigeria and has risen to a respected height in the fashion industry.

With over 20 years of hard work, #FolakeCoker has and is still giving African Fashion the recognition it deserves internationally. Her creations are characterized by sensual shapes, rich fabric and exquisite details. Every collection is timeless, feminine and effortlessly stylish with a touch of African heritage.

In 1998, Folake launched her clothing label, Tiffany Amber in the Nigerian fashion industry and hasn’t looked back ever since. It took a great marketing strategy, hard work and consistency for Tiffany Amber become an International winning label that it is today.

Ten years after the launch of the brand, Folake made her first major international debut in New York. She showcased her collection at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week. The organizers of the shows were blown away by Tiffany Amber collections and this earned her a second invite. The showcase made Folake Coker the first African fashion designer to showcase her collection at the New York Mercedes Fashion Week two years in a row. Ever since then, she has staged several shows in Africa, Europe and United State.

Folake Coker has launched two extensions under her clothing line; TAN by Tiffany Amber and Folake Folarin. Folake Folarin is the couture line while TAN by Tiffany Amber is the diffusion line

In 2014, Tiffany Amber launched a lifestyle brand, Tiffany Amber Living. Tiffany Amber Living collection is made up of high quality handmade pieces that reflects African beauty. These include hand-painted luxe sofa, throw pillows, fluffy teddies and many more.

Even though the brand, Folake Coker started as a hobby and passion, it has grown to be one of Africa’s most influential brands today.

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