Nigerian talent Adebayo Oke-Lawal – designer behind the brilliant brand Orange Culture – debuts an amazing 2015 resort collection, titled “Dovetail” at the Pitti Uomo Trade Show, held in Florence, Italy this week.
Inspired by the uneven and unleveled wooden staircases in Lagos, Nigeria – from where the talent hails – 23 year old Oke-Lawal is showcasing at the prestigious event after being invited by the organisation and, after raising over £5000 via a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter (read more about that, here), has created a collection of cool, modern wears that as usual, we covet, desperately.
Speaking of the line’s inspiration, the brand says;
“The imperfection of staircases in Lagos Nigeria doesn’t necessarily take away from its beauty as the imperfect lines, joints and dimensions make each step an exciting adventure, a step into an airy discovery.
These staircases have a rustic appearance that reinterprets the natural structure of wood and inspired the prints developed for the collection.”
Including bespoke prints, oversized ‘Agbada’ tunics, wrapper skirts, loose pants and sheer shirts alongside a palette that helps push the boundaries of traditional African menswear – and, further inspired by “the complex and contemporary taste of the modern Afropolitan man” – Adebayo keeps Orange Culture rocking and representing Nigeria in African and beyond.
We at SPICE are sure those at Pitti Uomo will love it just as much as we do, but we wish him well throughout his Florence showcase.
See what they’re in for, below;
Image source: Orange Culture