2.18.2008

Duro Olowu

Duro Olowu is all about the printz - floral, floaty, chiffon print dresses. I first saw his designs in (ha), US Vogue, and was piqued by the sweeping floral creations. Of course, then I totally googled him, and found bits and pieces of his biography. Born in Nigeria, Olowu first started out as a lawyer before delving into fashion. His signature "Duro" dresses, with the empire waist billowing and the vivid prints, caught the eye of US and British Vogue. He eventually won "New Designer of the Year" in 2005 at the British Fashion Awards. He is influenced by both Nigeria and England in his designs, what with the innovative London and the culture of Lagos, his hometown. I must give kudos to La Wintour for featuring him, there I said it.


photos- nymag

11 comments:

Fashion-DescipleXXX said...

The dresses look stunning. I always find Nigerian dresses a bit elaborate for my taste, but I still love how they look on other people. However my friend went on holiday and she had a dress made out of traditional African fabrics, it has peacocks all over it, it is a western style dress, pretty simple actually but that print just gives it a wow factor like you wouldn’t believe. These dresses defo give that vibe.

stilettostetico said...

a subtle mix of ethnical prints and "Néo-Romantic" Pastoral Style : for an Innocent "Fashion-Huntress" limpid silhouette . . .

Cordially, Antoine

editor said...

that last one is so so beautiful.

Chaolita said...

I really like those flower prints. but I only like dark ones on me..

SICK. said...

i like the first dress best & the vivid brights of the bustier-like dress.

x.
jh

The New Look said...

Reminds me of the crazily printed barbie clothes my sister had.

By the way I love your top logo thing ,Meghan is one of my new favorites.

Fidget Finds said...

that last dress is to die for, what an amazing print and silhouette!

Anne said...

great ethnical look... I also love the new colourful collection of Anna Sui (I wrote about it on www.stylesyoulove.de)

Fashion Tidbits said...

wow! the prints are awesome!

Style-Rocker said...

found your blog. very informative.

xo
shaneeza aziz

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