an admitted admirer of fashion-past and present, I love to check out style.com this time of year. the site houses all the fashion designers' latest season's design collections. New York Fashion week just ended and London shows are getting in swing. I must say, the London designers-in the great traditions of- Mary Quant, Ossie Clark,Vivian Westwood and Alexander McQueen-always produce the most rioutously creative collections.Theirs as a nation of designers-collectively- is unique. What's that all about?
fall 2010 Duro Olowu
All work of fashion designer DURO OLOWU is captivating, it is an artist inhabiting his craft at its highest. His new Fall 2010 Collection is inspired by the famous Arts and Crafts garden of HIDCOTE.
"I was walking around the gardens of Hidcote Manor, listening to dub on my iPod." Duro Olowu (here)
Baltimorean turned Brit- Lawrence Johnston, wealthy, artistic, garden lover, began developing HIDCOTE around 1905. The gardens are Inspiration for many- Now add Duro Olowu to the inspired.
Here a taste of dub music, Duro Olowu, Hidecote & Valerie Finnis.
The MIX-a colour palette in the British garden spirit-with a hot modern day presence of the Surrealist, and the eccentric style of the English gardener's wardrobe. Taking a look at the late Valerie Finnis (littleaugury post here)-it is easy to see joie de vivre style of her gardening wardrobe that must have inspired Duro Olowu's Hidcote-dub mix.
Lady Birley photographed by Valerie Finis
in the gardening way,photograph by Valerie Finis
more on Valerie Finnis here
more on Hidcote here
order the book Garden People by Valerie Finnis here
DURO OLOWU FALL COLLECTION 2010 here
DURO OLOWU in VOGUE
all Duro Olowu fashion images at style.com