Nigerian designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal presented Orange Culture’s Spring Summer 2017 menswear collection at London Collections: Men, as well as South Africa Fashion Week. The collection is a combination of classic and contemporary western silhouettes with African sensibilities. The designer describes the brand as a movement rather than just a clothing line, working with traditional tailoring techniques, influenced by the culture of his surroundings.
Exploring the themes of adolescent rejection, the Orange Culture SS17 collection is the union of both identity and rebellion, manifested in a playful yet provocative way. The school uniform referred to as the catalyst of the inspiration, Orange Culture asked the question; if they had a uniform, what would it be? As ever, the pieces continue to push the preconceived boundaries of what the modern man should be – toying with feminine cuts constructed from a rich menu of linens, silks, organzas and coated cottons. As with the collections before, fabrics are sourced locally to the Lagos based designer – helping to solidify their core brand beliefs for their first season at London Fashion Week. – from Orange Culture
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