Folake Folarin-Coker

Folake Folarin-Coker
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Folake Folarin-Coker is a Nigerian fashion designer with creations characterized by sensual shapes, rich fabric and exquisite detail. Born in Lagos, Folake schooled in Switzerland, England and Scotland; then relocated to Nigeria in 1998 to become a lawyer. She has also, a masters degree in petroleum law. In 1998, she plunged into a hardly existing Nigerian fashion industry with the launching of Tiffany Amber, a fashion and design brand. She appeared twice at a New York fashion show in 2008 with much success. Folake attempts to strike a balance between local flavour and international appeal in her designs.