Lanre Da Silva is a fashion designer. In 2005, she launched her eponymous label, which includes couture, ready-to-wear, jewelry and hairpieces. Da Silva’s collections often incorporate metallic fabrics, lace and African patterns, while referencing the 1940s or 1800s. She got a degree in Business Administration at Coventry University and obtained a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Leicester. In 2011, she presented her collections at New York Fashion Week. In 2012, she was one of two designers asked to join the United Nations ‘Fashion Development Project’ which helps supports her continent’s luxury industry.
Da Silva’s clothes have also been seen at shows such as the Thisday Africa Rising Festival in London, the Arise Africa Fashion Festival in South Africa, the New York Couture Fashion Week and the Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos. In this interview with IJEOMA THOMAS-ODIA, she speaks about her involvement in the Arise Fashion