Torlowei

Torlowei

Patience Torlowei is the founder and creative director of Torlowei, an all-encompassing fashion house in Lagos, Nigeria and the first registered lingerie manufacturers. Torlowei crafts with only the purest, richest and most unique textiles and accessories available, from the softest cotton mousselines from Switzerland, to the richly woven silk douppioni straight from the looms in India and the intricately hand-dyed batiks found in Nigeria. Torlowei has been featured in Legendary American Vogue Editor Andre Leon Talley’s memoir, The Chiffon Trenches. One of the great achievements for Torlowei is the creation of the “Esther dress”, a hand painted silk ball gown, which is the first and only piece of couture to be included in the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection.