The Fagbure twins Fola and Fela (pictured above) are the creative’s and owners of startup label, Alex Folzi. They were born August 13, 1991 in Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria and grew up in Benin/Lagos/Abuja before finally moving to Canada for studies. Growing up they practically travelled all over the world and have been to more than 20 states in Nigeria alone. This knack for adventure and exploration served as inspiration for their label. They are undergrads at Grant Macewan University studying commerce with majors in International business.
What’s the inspiration behind starting up Alex Folzi?
Funny story; we remember getting into an argument on how much we spend on clothes in a month (because it was really much). We argued and fought so badly my sisters couldn’t separate us. So we finally came up with a conclusion “Hey why don’t we just start our own line” The inspiration for the brand came from our “Entrepreneurship Sprit” like our mum would say. We always had a huge passion for fashion. So we decided to mix that with the little knowledge of business to start our own line. It motivation started last year back in December after a trip from New York. We decided to start this company because we had so many designs already drawn on paper.
How old is the label?
Modeling, Fashion designing, Interior designing, Fashion styling, Directing (short movies, photo-shoots), photography, Entrepreneurship and PARTYING (Yup, we party hard lol)
The Alex Folzi man is gentle and that allows him to express himself through fashion. Also inspired by vintage looks, and the iconic design styles of the Military.
Alex Folzi Vintage Trunks
Look book Photography by Nick Hirschmann.
Color Dream, Short Film by Alex Folzi