IN CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN DESIGN
In light of Africa Fashion Week, Fashion Scout has taken a retrospective look at the exceptional designs of Orange Culture, one of our Ones To Watch from last season. Here at Fashion Scout we're committed to the notion that design talent comes from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds from Eastern Europe to Western Africa and everything in between. London is a hub of exceptionally diverse, inclusive creative talent, and consequently, it's a cause for celebration to see fashion design from across the globe revered in our city.
Africa Fashion Week takes place over two days in Freemasons' Hall, showcasing designers from the continent to the London fashion audiences. Abisola Akanni, who recently showcased her ‘Back to School’ menswear collection at Graduate Fashion Week, will be exhibiting her pieces at the event. Abisola hopes for that her original menswear designs will:
"celebrate a modern interpretation that still offers desirability for the contemporary fashion consumer."
Orange Culture, one of our Ones to Watch from AW17, is a design brand headed up by Nigerian creative Adebayo Oke-Lawal.
The original and artistic menswear brand has been described as a 'movement', much more than a clothing line, for a creative class of men who are 'self-aware, expressive, explorative'.
The undoubtedly extraordinary brand were the first Nigerian brand to show at London Collections Men for Spring Summer 2016, and have participated in several design showcases on the continent, including South Africa Menswear Week and Ghana Fashion and Design Week. As an international platform, Fashion Scout aims to raise the creative voices that deserve recognition in the wider industry, and provide opportunity to explore innovative conceptual design outside of established norms.
We will be announcing the schedule very soon, to be the first to hear about the designers we're championing this SS18 season, check back regularly.
Photography by Tiffany Lin