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A Unique Fall/Winter 14 Collection From Nigeria's Duro Olowu

This is about Nigerian designer Duro Olowu and his presentation during London Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 14 Collection.

Renowned designer Duro Olowu doesn't follow fashion industry patterns or offer a typical mainstream product. Typically, Fall/Winter collections feature darker colors and heavy materials, but Duro Olowu brought a profusion of colors and an explosive mix of light pieces to his recent London Fashion Week F/W 14 show. You can spot all his influences from Nigeria to UK and recognize his signature straight away. Duro Olowu knows how to perfectly blend different prints to create unique garments. The way he structures his pieces is essential, as he mixes the oversized and well-fitted look really well. He's definitely one of the London Fashion Week's highlight as his work depicts a clear direction and doesn't look like anything else. The collection is colorful and shows that F/W doesn't necessarily mean cold and monotone. We love the work and have developed a total crush on his capes. Scroll through our gallery of Duro Olowu's new collection above. If you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #duroolowu and #londonfashionweek.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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