Nigerian designer, Duro Olowu, new collection is inspired by Fauvist painter and avant-garde artist Kees van Dongen. According to Mr. Olowu, “His paintings were second to none. This thing is, though, he never lost sight of the woman in his paintings. You always see the eyes”.
Applying the same technique, the designer brings a collection that is more varied in its textures and silhouettes. Alongside his signature capes and tailored mixed-print dresses he added flounced tank and full skirt of black lace and silk taffeta, a voluminous and very glam gown of pastel brocade, and formal shirtdresses in sliced organza or damask that featured dramatic draped backs. For day, meanwhile, he had a kimono jacket, split A-line skirt, and nipped-waist jacket made from grid-checked knit wool.
Photo: Luis Monteiro / Courtesy of Duro Olowu
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