Africa Inspires!: Designer Duro Olowu
Designer Duro Olowu

Africa Inspires!: Designer Duro Olowu

Known for bright colors and pattern mixing, Duro Olowu is a Nigerian-born, London-based ready-to-wear designer who has turned British fashion on its ear. He brings tribal prints to traditional Western dressing and is not afraid to take risks. His joyful interpretation of the clothing from his homeland has made him the darling of London Fashion Week. Olowu’s transatlantic cult-like following stems from his inventive juxtaposition of fine European fabrics and exuberant African motifs (of course, being worn by Michelle Obama has helped, too). One thing’s for sure, wearing anything Duro Olowu is sure to get you noticed.

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