While we at SPICE are thinking ‘Man’ this month, brilliant Lagos-based menswear designer, Adebayo Oke-Lawal has been busy promoting several new ventures, including a new collaborative line of accessories with 3D designer Azubike Ononye.
The talent, who showcased his Spring/Summer’16 “Etched Journey” collection at Lagos Fashion & Design Week, revealed the range there on the ramp, showing off cool, web-like brooches that can also be worn as pendants.
The pieces fall in with the theme of Orange Culture’s collection, which was inspired by fisherman seen working under the Third Mainline Bridge in Lagos, with Mr Ononye explaining of the design;
“…My collaboration with [Orange Culture] …The idea was to capture that moment when the fishing net reaches its maximum span and height before it goes into the water.”
Revealing images that show the design process, the 3D artist – who creates pieces that explore aesthetics, technology and cardiovascular disease awareness – posted to Instagram;
“Typically I love the design process as oppose to a finished product. From conception to reality watching an idea evolve is beautiful.
I wish we could capture a time lapse of how our brain makes design decisions.”
Also revealed at Orange Culture’s LFDW showcase was a collaborative line of bags created with sustainable label O’Eclat, which come in a variety of primary colours and in raffia – Oke-Lawal explaining they are “lighter to carry about [and] all inspired by our fisherman’s tale.”
The brooch/necklaces though will make a nice additional detail to the designer’s range of menswear, and Team SPICE wish all creatives involved a successful and productive next season, which we imagine to be full of well-dressed people sporting the new Orange Culture line and accessories.
Image source: @Azubike_Ononye, @Orangecultureng