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Lola Faturoti depicts the Timeless Art and Style of Frida Kahlo in Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

Ijeoma Balogun

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Designer Lola Faturoti lookbook for her Fall/Winter 2010 collection is out and like with all her collections, there’s lots more than the “Obama Dress” to wow you!

This collection by Lola Faturoti features pieces with a lots of volume which are crafted in a way they create sort of an effortless movement which is relayed with the soft sheers, the delicate drapes and the fluidity of the dresses.

The collection which is inspired by the the iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo,  pays its homage to her works with its use of bold primitive prints and bright jewel tones and it equally incites intrigue. Like with the paintings and personal style of Frida, there is a sense of fascination with the prints and the  seemingly simple construction of the designs.

I admire the way she explores the female body with her designs in this collection with puffy sleeves and conservative necklines; which give her pieces a vintage appeal that’s in motion with modernity as you see structured blazers and skirts. Although this collection has a very distinctive style; I like how she deviates a little from prints and includes solid coloured pieces which gives more range to the collection.

I just love these pieces below; they are my favourite in the collection. I love the richness of the colour mix and the depiction of nature imagery with the fabrics. In addition, they show how best she works with structure and flow.

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14 Comments

  1. kay

    May 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    i like the fluidity of some of her fabrics,even tho its kinda tilted towards the western style,you could still see the africaness of the print and designs…kudos to her…

  2. Gam

    May 1, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Impressive!!! nice nice nice

  3. WaleAdeniji

    May 3, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Lola Faturoti here again. Here is a black person but with no balcks among her models. Na wa for blacks ooo. Let me stop before some people will start sending scud missiles to me now. All i am just saying is that, at least one black model would not have spoil anything.

  4. Susan

    May 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    @ Wale, I’ve noticed this, too, I thought it was just me. I think it’s insane that so many African designers are outright refusing to use Black models. Dysfunctional.

  5. sabina

    May 4, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Wale true talk…. speak d word jawe… i no c black pesinn!

  6. FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    May 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    if you go on her website you will find black models here and there in some collections.
    but wouldnt it be nice if she gave them more representation…considering the
    fact that she is based in the US and there are only a handful of black models.
    I guess some people associate caucasian with class and she wants her brand
    to be percieved as classy and not ghetto!who knows

  7. FirstIWantToDanceWithYouPere

    May 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I think the model in all d pictures here is just one person tho

  8. Susan

    May 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    There are plenty of Black models available in the US, especially many who are unknown, just like the woman in these photos. The problem is that Black designers refuse to utilize Black model talent.

  9. imani

    May 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    while i understand the issue about black models, the reality of the matter is that the biggest consumers of luxury fashion are white, western Europeans and in order to market their products, designers must appeal to the largest consumer base. If you want to break into the US an European markets, your products must appeal and the more frequent use of white models, the quicker the exposure you capture your market (sad but true). Caucasians dictate the pace of fashion, from the type of clothes, make-up and body weight preference and so forth

  10. G

    May 5, 2010 at 10:11 am

    nice but i dnt really understand some of her styles…

  11. Susan

    May 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

    @Imani, I think it’s arrogant of designers to expect Black people to be able to “relate to” or “identify with” White models in their advertising campaigns (and thus by the products of Black designers), while Whites are not expected to “relate to” or “identify with” Black models in advertising campaigns. If they want us to buy their designs, they should use Black models to appeal to us.

  12. Susan

    May 5, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Also, there are plenty of American designers who use Black models in their campaigns.

    I wouldn’t consider Lola F’s work luxury, either. Not by a long shot. Prada, Soucha, and Chanel are luxury, yes. But Lola Faturoti? No.

  13. ofem

    May 8, 2010 at 3:22 am

    @ Susan, I completely agree with you!!!!

  14. Sara

    September 22, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Firstly.Ill never understand how you can even categorize “Black” and “white” People…How on earth couldnt a gorgeous dark skinned Women appeal to so called Whites???????…….A gorgeous Woman is a gorgeous Woman regardless of Skin colour,and that is exactly the kind of racist thinking that keeps us in the dark Ages………….As far as LUXURY go’s…you need to feel a product before deciding if it is Luxury or not………..Lola Faturoti has incredible unique Ideas.LOVE her work!!! xo

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