Sunday, February 04, 2007

Brit-Naija fashion designer Duro Olowu

Duro Olowu is a Nigerian fashion designer of Yoruba descent. He is known for his floaty A-line Afro-styled dresses. He currently lives in London with his wife, Elaine Golding. He and his wife owns a by-appointment studio in London called Olowu/Golding. Duro was featured in the March 2004 issue of 'Vogue' magazine.

Duro Olowu and Angela Davis

Duro Olowu's words on his fashion empire:
"I'm used to dealing with design millimeter by millimeter."
On Summer 2004 look campaign for Lucila:
"We just feel it's a time for knitwear again. We want to develop it into a 'total look' range."
[quote credit: Vogue, March 2004]

Duro Olowu with Angela Davis at the 2005 British Fashion Awards
Duro and Angela

His clothing line can be purchased at the following venues/countries:
New York, NY: Barneys New York, Jeffrey
Chicago, IL: Ikram
Santa Monica, CA: Savannah
Beverly Hills, CA: Barneys
Burlingame, CA: Susan
San Francisco, CA: Susan
Atlanta, GA: Jeffrey
Port Washington, NY: Janet Brown
Boston, MA: Barneys New York
Seattle, WA: Nordstrom

London, England: A la Mode, OG2
Paris, France: Marie Luisa, Montaigne Market
Milan, Italy: Banner, Biffi
Bergamo, Italy: Biffi
Brescia, Italy: Penelope
Cortina, Italy: Le Noir
Carate Brianza, Italy: Mantovani
Como, Italy: AGI Emme
Verbania, Italy: VIWA
Pardononne, Italy: Birbas Details
Lugano, Switzerland: Shuga
St Tropez, France: Patch
Knokke, Belgium: La Vie en Rose
Athens, Greece: Luisa
Monte Carlo, Monaco: Espace Mirage

Melbourne, Australia: Belinda
Sydney, Australia: Belinda

Kuwait, Kuwait City: Al Ostoura
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Villa Moda
Beirut, Lebanon: Plum

Tokyo, Japan: Barneys New York, Changes

St Barthelemy, French West Indies: Calypso St. Barthes

He is known for his floaty A-line Afro-styled dresses. Here's a picture slide of his work....

For more information on Duro visit his official website,


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