Returning to the fashion forefront, following an exquisite showcase at LFDW, brilliant Nigerian brand Orange Culture presents an intriguing Spring/Summer’15 collection, titled “H.E.R.”
For the lineup, designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal took inspiration from notions of childhood and “times of reckless abandon, and self-discovery,” with H.E.R said to be shaped around some of the most important relationships in childhood – “the one you have with oneself and the relationship between mother and child.”
Bucking traditional ideas on gender and aiming to lead the way in contemporary menswear, Orange Culture – with its new collection of soft and hard textures, including denims and prints, collaborated upon by friend Alessandra Tempesti – creates fuses menswear with womenswear for Spring/Summer’15, accessorised with footwear by Shem Paronelli and leather manbags designed in collaboration with Canada-based designer Ch.s.e Works.
The lookbook is shot by photographer Silvia Dee, with styling by Ola Ebiti which follows the story of the collection, which is told by the brand;
“He sat there staring into her big brown eyes, he wasn’t just in love with her, he wanted to be a part of her world. She was part of who he was and vice versa, every piece of clothing he owned was a reflection of the things she loved. From the clothes she wore to the way she smelled, every time he dressed up it was in homage to H.E.R. When he looked in the mirror, she stared right back at him, now that she is gone, he longs for H.E.R. Gone but not forgotten he carries H.E.R around everywhere he goes, she was him and he wanted to be H.E.R.”
We at SPICE especially love the vibrant colour and fluid silhouettes in this collection, as well as how it marks the ever-upward progression of the talented Mr Oke-Lawal. See it all in the shots, below;
Image source: Africancreativecollective.com, Fashionising.com