I celebrate an outstanding woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Folake Akindele Coker is a fashion designer and creative director of Tiffany Amber.
Folake Akindele Coker is the Founder/CEO/Creative Director of Tiffany Amber. Folake first entered the world of fashion in 1996 when she designed a collection for herself upon returning to Nigeria to start Law School. Born in Lagos, Folake schooled in Switzerland, England and Scotland. Despite qualifying as a lawyer with a Masters degree in Petroleum Law, her love for the world of fashion reigned supreme over all.
In November 1998, Folake launched Tiffany Amber revolutionizing the Nigeria Fashion Industry. Having spent most of her childhood in Europe, Folake successfully translated her passion to a foremost fashion brand in Africa with outstanding global recognition. In 2008, Folake for the first time showcased at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. The collection was heralded by such rave reviews that she was invited to showcase for the second time, making her the first African based designer to showcase for two consecutive shows at the New York Fashion Week.
The multi-award winning designer received the Designer of the year at the inaugural African Fashion Week (AFI) in 2009 in Johannesburg. In 2013, Folake became the first African Fashion Designer to make the Forbes Women Power List. In 2014, Folake launched her home line, Tiffany Amber Living, fortifying Tiffany Amber as a complete lifestyle brand. The home line captures the rich African culture embodied by the brand. In celebration of her brands 15th year anniversary, Folake launched a Women of Vision campaign, in partnership with Diamond Woman as a platform to mentor a younger generation of entrepreneurs.
“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description”- Steve Maraboli
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