Inspiration // Duro Olowu
Duro Olowu fall 2012-2013.
Duro Olowu has a knack for creating the most joy inducing designs. His dresses particularly just seem to have the happy gene.
That melting pot of seventies inspired tailoring, his collage patchwork prints, a jubilant mood that could only be inspired by his Nigerian heritage (you almost feel the sights, heady color and bustling sound of Nigeria come through each design) and an instinct on balance.
His designs are timeless and cannot be defined by fashion. Olowu knows what women want, with his dresses in particular exuding an eternal ‘wear me to feel your beautiful best’ sensibility.
That is his special gift, that and the ability to create pure unadulterated ‘forever’ pieces.
For that reason and that unique way with dresses, patchwork and seventies tailoring (sensitively balanced with contrasting print), he is the modern day Ossie Clark.