Thursday, May 26, 2011

Say hello to Mr Olowu...

Breath in. Breath out. Relax. Calm down.

Okay. So this is pretty much my reaction to anything Duro Olowu. I gasp, I pant, and generally misbehave. The London based designer, who trained as a lawyer, and is now among Michelle Obama’s preferred designers, believes that fashion should be joyful. That it shouldn't dictate to women but it should invite them into the fantasy of the designer who is making them.
Hoo boy, Mr. Olowu, look up, I am right there, fantasizing about your designs!

Olowu, first discovered by Vogue's Sally Singer and Julie Gilhart, of Barneys, makes stunning fluid dresses, from vintage fabrics that he finds all over the world as well as new prints that he's been designing himself. Mixing prints on a background of cheerful patterns and vibrant hues, his Fall 2011 collection had plaids alongside watercolor prints and polka dots as well as different stripes juxtaposed against one another for a statement-making look.
Fur-trimmed coats, voluminous long skirts, form-fitting column gowns, printed capes ... There is so much to covet! Okay, there I go again.

Breath in. Breath out. Relax. Calm down.











31 comments:

Anet said...

spring collections

Courtney Erin said...

Wow - these pieces are amazing! He's so talented.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh what incredible designs - I LOVE the second dress! :)

Tights Lover said...

Wow. These are stunning fashions.

He must be thrilled that the First Lady was rocking one of his dresses!

Bonnie said...

I can see why you freak out. These pieces are GORGEOUS. I would love to own them and wear them all the time to make everyone jealous.

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Venus In Virgo said...

I like the styles but some of the prints are way too busy for me! LOL! Thanks for posting about the designer. Happy Weekend! XOXO

Syrious said...

gosh i totally love this big and colorful dress!!
lvoe them!!!
hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same
xoxo

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dressingup-everyday said...

Very cute those long dresses. Michelle looks very pretty.

Kristal Elise said...

love the prints and patterns in these clothes! x

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

i hadn't seen his clothing before but it is pretty cool. thanks for sharing!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great colors and prints! Fashion should definitely be joyful. Have a good weekend dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

sheena said...

I absolutely love these African inspired cuts and prints. Stunning!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow this designer is INCREDIBLE. I love all these designs! The use of color and the patterns are breathtaking. :)

Jewellery Bijou said...

Beautiful outfits!
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V A N E S S A said...

Nice pictures! the outfits are very originals, love them.

Hugs from:
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Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Wow, such beautiful pieces. My favorite is definitely the dress in the 2nd photo... what a gorgeous floral pattern! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friend. The weather is quite lovely here today.

xo
Rachel

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-wow, what stunning pieces, I really love this collection, a fabulous post!! Have a great week too xx

Angelina said...

they are just amazing!!! I want the 4rth look! It's amazing!!
following you!! have a nice week!

Sick by Trend said...

absolutely awesome. Love the silhouettes and prints. Thanks for sharing, I didn't know him!! :D

xx

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English Rose ♥ said...

These are so eye-catching and gorgeous!

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Haute World said...

Incredible. He sure masters the mix of patterns, which could easily look tacky or too busy. I love that first look and also the one with the blue/black patterned combo. It's interesting he initially trained to be a lawyer - talk about two different worlds!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow I love all of these pieces! What a talented designer! :)

fashion bucket. said...

I couldn't agree more with the designer's ideals about clothes. I really love the skirt in the first picture - it is so beautiful!

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Angelica Ng said...

I've never heard of this designer before, but those prints really are quite something. Maybe not my personal style, but the pieces are unique nonetheless.

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Taj Acosta said...

wow these are so fresh!! I love the color. What was the address of your other blog again? Are you still writing there too? xo

My Republic of Fashion said...

That 2nd dress is just absolutely stunning! :)SarahD

SabinePsynopsis said...

I remember seeing Doru Olowu's designs for the first time... They are so striking, so special, and yes, really joyful. Good on Michelle that she supports him!

Joelyne said...

MAGNIFICENT! thanks for sharing!!!

X
the sydney girl

Audrey Allure said...

Such beautiful prints & colors!

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SoapyMermaid said...

absolutely wonderful collection...