MTN LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK 2012 HIGHLIGHT: EKI ORLEANS S/S 13 ‘BUTTERFLIES’
Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans showcase at the just concluded MTNLagos Fashion and Design week was a breathe of fresh air as her S/S 13 collection aptly termed ‘Butterfly’ showcase florals, in draffy form fitting and loose silhouette gowns. According to the designer......
“This latest collection is thoughtfully named ‘Butterflies’ as I returned to nature for inspiration. During the creation stage for this collection, I found inspiration in the beauty of butterflies. It was on my last trip to Mauritius, where I encountered a flutter of beautiful butterflies and was instantly mesmerized. ‘It is the soft innocence and gracefulness of these species that I tried to capture in my SS13 collection. We used a lot of white fabrics to showcase the purity, against the vivid orange and fuchsia colours, which for me, beautifully portrays the energy that is brought to us through the wisdom of these delicate creatures.
We often forget what changes they have gone through to blossom to that beauty and I wanted to create pieces that were pure and angelic.’ The feeling of love can be associated with a butterfly. Hold it too close, and you risk crushing its delicate structure. Loosen your grip and it could fly away. We have tried to capture this delicate feature by creating pieces, which drape off the body, evoking a sensuality found in every woman.”