“We live, we love, we die. I can see myself in the pieces. Everything about me is represented in the collection – my past experiences – and I get a good laugh seeing my life come to live,” Bayo Oke Lawal speaks about his debut collection “The Heartbroken”.

Meeting Adebayo Oke-Lawal at the Ghana Fashion and Design week was a great moment for me, and I was truly amazed at his sense of style. He reflected his fun, quirky, colourful and diverse sense of style in every piece he donned and I was eager to talk to him. When I finally did, after tons of photographers and press had eased on him a bit, I was amazed at his hearty disposition and ambience.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the designer of Orange Culture, a line which has grown at a really fast pace over the years and is defined by beautiful mixtures of colours. What I love most about Orange Culture is the way colours are synced to produce such wonderful and unique pieces.

Adebayo gives us few details about his label and style:

What is Orange Culture?

Orange Culture is a label inspired by a man with a colourful disposition, he is quirky, edgy and adventurous when it comes to clothes. He is a man that enjoys clothes that tell stories, stories about his many adventures.

What would you define your style as?

My style is very much in line with my label: fun, quirky and colourful.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

How do you get inspiration daily, do you just let creativity get the best of you?

I do. Life finds its way to inspire me.

Going through Orange Culture’s trends and pieces, as a lover of creativity I see so much creativity and detail put into every fashion piece from Orange Culture’s collections. As a young, vibrant and diverse designer, Adebayo has come a long way and is definitely going to be in the global fashion industry for a really long time.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal plays with a lot of Ankara fabrics, here are a few of the pieces I really love:

At the Ghana Fashion and Design Week, the female models strut the runway in great pieces accessorized with turbans and beautiful neck pieces and the male models also donned some nice colourful pieces.

2012 Ghana Fashion and Design Week: Orange Culture

2012 Ghana Fashion and Design Week: Orange Culture

2012 Ghana Fashion and Design Week: Orange Culture

2012 Ghana Fashion and Design Week: Orange Culture

Also, at the Lagos Fashion and Design week, there were a lot of bright colours with lovely patterns.

2012 Lagos Fashion and Design Week: Orange Culture

2012 Lagos Fashion and Design Week: Orange Culture

Orange Culture is a line for people who just enjoy colours and want to stay fashionable. It can be said to be one of Nigeria’s best fashion brands today and I anticipate bigger fashion breakthroughs in the near future.

Big thanks to Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna, Obisomto, onenigerianboy.com

 

 

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