Lookbook: Eki Orleans Spring/Summer Sexy ‘Butterflies’ Collection #Africanfashion

Designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans has come a long way with her designs. The last few collections we have seen from the designer, reminds us of the potential we saw in her right from the first time she was featured on Ladybrille. We believe for Spring/Summer 2013 season, Aggrey-Orleans shows one of her strongest collections to date titled ‘Butterflies.’

Here is what the designer had to share about her latest collection:

“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.”

Take a look at the collection.

Photoshoot credit:
Emelie Stenman – Model
Karen Salandy – make up and hair
Robert Smith – Photographer

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