Eki Orleans is a label that we have all come to fall in love with! Creative director of the label, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans delicately and romantically makes use of prints in a charming, seductive and modern way that meets and catches the eye of any fashion loving and classy woman that has a natural taste for understated elegance.
The new Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection recently launched on the runway of the March Lagos fashion week highlights the talent of Hazel Aggrey-Orleans who no doubt creates beautiful clothing that allows the colorful goddess in all women to shine.
According to the collection brief we received, “this latest collection is thoughtfully named ‘Nostalgia’ as the designer looked to her roots for inspiration. During the creation stage for this collection, Hazel found inspiration in objects that symbolized music and movement. Through exploring the rich history of Africa, Hazel was quite taken with the calabash musical instrument and its importance in African culture. Referencing the sensual shape of the calabash and its melodic, mellow and earthy rhythms, Hazel created prints that are bold, feminine and in a word stunning. Each print tells a story and coupled with the delicate draping, curve-enhancing and flowing silhouettes of the collection, Hazel has created a design narrative that invokes the feelings of joy, freedom and sensuality associated with the rhythmic sounds of the calabash. As a result, this collection allows the wearer to celebrate history in a modern, fresh and high fashion way”.
This is definitely elegance coupled with simplicity and there is a piece for women of different age groups. We love…what about you?
Eki Orleans also boosts of a bespoke bridal prints line and promises to “transform your special memory or picture into a print that will last a life time, that only use the very best in silks to compliment your bespoke prints”.
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