Spring Summer 15 sees Orange Culture go back to childhood and a time of reckless abandon, and self-discovery.
‘H.E.R’ is shaped around some of the most important relationships in childhood, the one you have with oneself and the relationship between mother and child.
Orange culture continues to redefine masculinity with creative and radical talent. Discarding traditional gender distinctions as it continues to rid itself of rigid representation of what is female fashion whilst paving the way for a contemporary
man that confidently embraces his softer side as a sign of strength, not weakness. A seamless relationship between menswear and women’s wear sees design aesthetics and silhouettes blending into one.
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Shapes and fabrics:
The shapes are more of a mix of hard and soft textures and movement, tops that feel almost soft and delicate and bottoms that engage masculine fabrics such as denims in very elaborate shapes and of course as always with Orange culture the
African pieces have been modernized and given a more youthful disposition.
Designed by Orange Culture collaborator and friend Alessandra Tempesti, The print is inspired by Orange Culture’s Creative Director Adebayo Oke-Lawal’s mother – His number one supporter and fan, whom as a young Benin bride as dressed in a variety of prints in accordance to the Benin culture. With H.E.R Adebayo wanted to capture the Joy of seeing her dress up through the years in beautiful coral beads from and jewellery from Benin Kingdom. Alessandra Tempseti and Adebayo collaborated on the concept, which Alessandro brought to life with every sketch.
Adebayo Oke Lawal worked with SHEM PARONELLI, Nigeria’s foremost young footwear designer to produce the shoes used in the collection. The simplicity of Shem’s designs complimented the juxtapose of prints and colours in the collection allow for a seamless synergy. The beautiful leather manbags were designed in collaboration with the very talented American based bag designer Ch.a.s.e works – made exclusively for the ss15 collection.
For more information please contact Ari@africancreativecollective.com or Info@orangeculture.com
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