Capes and Prints! Printed capes! Pantsuits with matching capes! Cape dresses you can wear with sandals! Whaaaaat. Want want want. If I ever get to wear the clothing of my dreams, much of it will consist of Duro Olowu pieces. His clothes are clearly epic: they mix prints on prints on prints and have classic yet modern silhouettes that manage to be playful without being cloying. Even the Fall/Winter collections are light and airy and somehow manage to still look warm (I’ve never been the kind of New Yorker who ascribes to the all-black-everything vibe). PA Nicole told me about a post on OkayAfrica that talked about Michelle Obama’s penchant for wearing clothes made by African-born designers, and Duro was one of them. If I was MObama, I would wear as much Duro as possible.
p.s. Solange is a fan, obviously.