Folake Folarin-Coker, born in 1974, better known as Folake Coker, is a Nigerian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and creative director of Tiffany Amber. She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria and had her education in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Tiffany Amber, her fashion brand, debuted in Lagos in 1998.
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Early Life and Education
Folake was born in the Nigerian city of Lagos in 1974. She spent some of her life in Europe.
She received a masters degree in petroleum law after her schooling in Switzerland and the United Kingdom and returned to Nigeria to pursue her fashion interests.
Tiffany Amber, her fashion label, debuted in Lagos in 1998. In Lagos and Abuja, the brand operates four standalone stores and boutiques.
She has put on fashion presentations in Africa, Europe, and the United States.
She made history in 2008 when she became the first African-based fashion designer to show twice at New York Fashion Week.
She won “Designer of the Year” for the first time at the African Fashion Week in Johannesburg in 2009, and “Fashion Brand of the Year” at the ARISE Magazine Fashion Week in 2011.
She was named on Forbes’ Power Women list in 2013 and got an Enterprise Award at the 2013 Women, Inspiration, and Enterprise (WIE) Symposium.
At the debut of DOII Designs, she unveiled her ‘Nirvana’ spring/summer designs.
When asked if her father had ever impacted her work in any manner, Folake Coker stated that her father never influenced his children’s careers, but would guide them in their job choices.
Folake Coker Net Worth
Folake Folarin Coker is a Nigerian fashion designer, entrepreneur, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Folake Coker was married to businessman Folorunsho Coker, who has since remarried and is now a business consultant to the Governor of Lagos.
He was previously the managing director of the State of Lagos’ number plate production authority.