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LargeUp Fashion Fridays: Duro Olowu




Our (stylin') LargeUp fam hip us to Lagos-born, London-based desginer Duro Olowu's vintage floral prints:

The Salon 94 Freemans gallery in New York City is hosting, through March 10, a showcase/pop-up shop featuring the designs—and inspirations of—London-based women’s fashion designer, Duro Olowu. Born in Lagos to a Nigerian father and a Jamaican mother, the vintage print and textile-favoring designer is known for women’s wear that’s reflective of his dual heritage and London upbringing.

Olowu, the British Fashion Council’s New Designer of the Year in 2005 and Best Designer winner at last year’s African Fashion Awards (and the husband of Harlem Studio Museum director Thelma Golden), has long curated, in his London store, a diverse assemblage of “things”— photography, textiles, contemporary art, furniture, music, books— that interest and influence him. These things (along with other eclectic odds-and-ends, including a selection of records curated by Matt Goias of Miss Lily’s Variety) will be on display at the Salon 94 show, along with coats, dresses, skirts, handmade footwear and other designs from his Spring 2012 collection. Ladies, check out some of those designs below the flyer and fellas, get your credit cards out.

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