Designers, Fashion

Duro Olowu Ready-To-Wear Fall 2010: London Fashion Week Review

Designer Duro Olowu offered a breath of fresh air for his Fall 2010 ready-to-wear (RTW) London Fashion Week collection. Yes, we love Duro’s colorful African/non-African exotic colorful prints but do we want to dress that colorful all the time? No. This season, Olowu appeared to recognize the need for balance and flexibility in his collections when it comes to dressing that brilliant woman.

Olowu served up mature masculine-feminine pieces. For Fall 2010, the Olowu woman is quirky, strong, confident, gorgeous, delicate, vulnerable, playful and colorful! Olowu made clear in a subtle yet definitive way that the Olowu woman can fuse numerous cultures and identity in a cosmopolitan and seamless manner.

Design aesthetics: Clever use of geometric patterns and color blocks in sweaters, pants, dresses and coats

Color: classic neutral tones of nude, gray and black accentuated with red, yellow, orange and purple.

Design Details: Sexy necklines, ruffled sleeves, color blocking on pockets and waist line of dresses

Accessories: colorful scarves, men’s oxford shoes, two toned ankle stripped leg warmers paired with heels (hot!)

The collection was simply effortless. Enjoy pictures courtesy Gisela Torres/Duro Oluwo,

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