Thursday, 26 June 2014

Qismat Meets Fashion Icon, Hajia Abbah Folawiyo

Hajia Abbah Folawiyo
Wife of the late industrialist and Baba Adinni of Nigeria, Alhaji Chief (Dr.)AbdulWahab Iyanda Folawiyo, Hajia Zainab Abbah Folawiyo is one of the most respected fashion designers in Nigeria. 
Sisi Abbah
 as she is fondly called is a veteran fashion designer whose 
fashion brand Labanella Fashion House was the preferred brand amongst top socialites and celebrities in the 80's & 90's. In this short interview with Qismat Yinus, Sisi Abbah speaks about her style,and the fashion industry as a whole.Enjoy!

"Fashion Is My Li
fe" Hajia Abbah Folawiyo

Hajia Abbah Folawiyo & Sen Florence Ita Giwa  

You are a very stylish woman widely regarded as a fashion icon, what defines your style?

Simplicity and elegance.

Why do you think people refer to you as a fashion icon?

Fashion is my life. I'm a fashion designer and I intend to do this till I die.

Why did you choose fashion designing as a career?

Well, many years ago my mother wanted me to be a lawyer but I said no. I wanted to be a fashion designer because I love dressing up,and I also love dressing people up.

What do you think about the Nigerian fashion industry?

They are doing very well,and they compete favorably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

Who are you favorite fashion designers in Nigeria?

I have many of them and they are all my children. I'm the matron of the fashion designers. I love the president of FADAN, Funmi Ajila Ladipo.

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