Objects of Desire
Fashion Duro Olowu, Spring/Summer Collection 2021
Colour, joy, optimism: Duro Olowu’s clothing designs are a fabulous marriage of haute couture and feelgood fashion. The Nigerian-born British designer is known for his innovative combinations of patterns and textiles that draw inspiration from his rich cultural background. Across bright motifs, vibrant stripes and warm hues, Olowu’s creations also reflect a deep knowledge of art history (he’s a curator, too). From launching an eponymous label that counts Michelle Obama among its fans, to most recently designing clothes for Vogue’s April 2021 cover, it’s no surprise that Olowu has been featured in Powerlist for the past three years running. This is fashion for celebration.