The Print and Fabric Mixer: Duro Olowu

Photos: Luis Monteiro

Some people want a Burberry Coat in their closet – I just want a dress from Duro Olowu. What I really appreciate about this designer of Nigerian heritage is that he stays true to himself and his brand; but without being boring. He always manages to wow me again with the next collection – just when I thought I might have seen it all. Mixer of prints, mixer of textures – his designs are a statement, they are stylish, they are art.

The first image just wows me – this Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection makes me wish for October – even though I am over the cold and I actually can’t wait for Spring. But just look at his outfits, and you will understand. All these masterpieces were apparently inspired by Dutch painter Van Dongen – who was part of a movement called Fauvism. Fauvism was according to wikipedia a style of artists in the early twentieth century who emphasized strong color and anti-linear painting styles.

How do you like Olowu’s collection – what’s your favorite look? Comment below!

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1 Comment
  1. Love the multi polka dots!
    And that black, pink and green combo is so rich!

    I’m an ankara print addict and I just discovered your blog!

    Lav it!