Alara redefines luxury in Lagos

Reni Folawiyo's Alara, a concept store in Lagos, Nigeria, has been designed by David Adjaye and co-curated by Duru Olowu. Meaning "wondrous performer" in Yoruba, the store has glass facade covered with intricate metalwork inspired by traditional Yoruban adire textiles signalling the mix of Western brands and pan-African contemporary design. About to launch, the store has just been profiled in the Wall Street Journal. Alice Cicolini Jewellery will be part of the store's launch portfolio, featuring a one-off edition of the Multi Temple necklace with sapphires and black spinel and a series of bespoke Silver Tile rings.