Autumn may not be the time for fluid fabrics and pastel hues, but London-based Nigerian label Eki Orleans new collection is about to change this. Showcasing her signature elegant floaty designs in pretty prints, designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans has created a beautiful AW14 collection that highlights the best feature in all women: their inner goddess.
Entitled “Rhythm” the collection takes inspiration from the hypnotic beat of African drums, the seductive rhythm of salsa and dancing to samba on a balmy night in Rio. Music has always been a powerful source of inspiration for Eki Orleans Creative Director, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans and this season she translates her love for Afro-cuban music into the aptly named collection.
Featuring the Eki Orleans signature silks and ethereal chiffons, the Rhythm collection is replete with exquisite garments that seem to move to their own harmonious beat.
“I wanted to capture the rawness of the African drum and the melodic elements of samba, in a way that inspired spontaneity, fun and playfulness”, explains Eki.
Using a dazzling array of golds and blues in sensual and sophisticated silhouettes, the designer created modern and elegant pieces that are fun and playful.
Find out more on the designer’s website.
Model – Rafaelly Xavier
MUA – Karen Salandy
Hair – Regina Meessen
Photographer- Margarita Lievano
Shoes – Mo Saïque