Duro Olowu presents Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection


Duro Olowu Sprin '17 Collection

Given birth in Lagos to a Nigerian father and Jamaican mother, Duro Olowu spent his youth going amongst Nigeria and Europe. From an early age, his energy for mold was roused by the surprising blend of textures, surfaces and hanging procedures of the apparel worn by the ladies that encompassed him.

Like his dad under the watchful eye of him, Olowu concentrated on law in England before coming back to Nigeria where he honed for a couple of years. On his arrival to London, Olowu sought after his actual employment, a vocation in form, beginning his eponymous name toward the end of 2004. His first gathering was a moment hit with mold editors and purchasers worldwide and a global offer out in its overall stockists at the time, incorporating Barneys in New York, Harrods in London and Maria Luisa in Paris.

It included the now signature "Duro" dress, hailed by both British and American Vogue as the dress of the year in 2005. That same year, he won the 'New Designer of the Year Award' at the British Fashion Awards, the main creator to have done as such without a catwalk appear.

Olowu was additionally granted TopShop's "NEWGEN" sponsorship for his initial three catwalk appears as a feature of London design week starting in 2007. In 2010 he was named Best International Designer at the African Fashion Awards in South Africa and in addition being one of 6 finalists for the Swiss Textiles Award in Zurich.

His curatorial activities "Material" 2012 and "More Material" 2014, at Salon 94 Gallery in New York met with high basic acclaim by both the craftsmanship and form world cognoscenti, including Roberta Smith of the New York Times, Art gathering and American Vogue.

Appealing outlines, sharp fitting, unique prints compared with extravagant vintage textures in "strange" yet congruous mixes are Olowu's mark. His excitedly looked into accumulations are an impression of Olowu's elucidation of global chic and joie de vivre, engaging ladies who look for ageless cutting edge extravagance for urban and resort wear. He lives amongst London and New York.

Duro Olowu's work communicates a firm confidence in the blend, of the magnificence that originates from intertwining impacts far and wide. A fabulous tailor, he slashes to great Western mold extents and outlines, however utilizes them as the hopping off point for blends of shading and example freely suggestive of the exquisite tumult of the multi-culti urban cityscape.

This season, he raised the volume on that dynamic quality, stressing striking design and an ostentatious palette, and threading in globe-running subtle elements, for example, kimono shapes, mandarin collars and raffia periphery. The lines of the garments were exquisite—Olowu will never yield sweet talk of the female shape with a specific end goal to make a theoretical point—however the way they intermixed different components conveyed a solid, if subliminal, message in any case.

This was a thing driven collection. Olowu gave careful consideration to his trouser cuts, presenting new, trimmed shapes, and he elevated the show of his stock-in-exchange dresses by sneaking in volume by means of concealed creases. The night looks were especially full, done in exact yet casual shapes that radiated an impassive excitement. The self-assured hues and examples gave them a winged animal of heaven quality: The Olowu lady will be seen. Furthermore, she will be heard as well.

The following are photos of his spring '17 collection:






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