Nigerian based designer and creative director of Orange Culture, Adebayo Oke-Lawal has once again, stitched together a masterpiece.
(Flip through the gallery at the top to see exactly what we mean)
Growing up in the metropolitan city of Lagos, Adebayo learnt that the best space for trust, was in the presence of spirituality. For his Spring/Summer 2018 lookbook, the concept, feeling and dilemma of trust served as inspiration for compelling visuals.
The pieces in the Orange Culture SS18 collection are mannered to wrestle with themselves over these concepts, he says.
Through the use of prints featuring images of amoeba, the designer also examines distrust as it creeps into the human body.
The collection finds its power in being is conceptual, visually appealing, but also wearable by both men and women – naturally serving the brand’s signature aesthetic of duality and unisex garments. The pieces in this collection vary, ranging from hard to soft. The softer pieces from the collection connote the welcoming feeling of security and the harder ones of the tough lessons one learn from it. Craftsmanship and collaboration were high on Adebayo’s list for this lookbook; the jewellery is masterminded by Adebayo and Ohiri Studio whilst the shoes and bags saw Adebayo working with Moni Morgan.
This collection is Orange Culture’s tangible interpretation and understanding of trust as a complex human phenomenon through emotive and reflective fabrics. It is the silent conversation between skin and bones.