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‘Capturing Summer’s Love’- Lola Faturoti Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Ijeoma Balogun

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For Spring/Summer 2011, Lola Faturoti returns to her love  for yellows, pinks and purples;  the rosy tones that make a colorful season. True to form, she revives the prints. The pieces are  kept soft and the collection evolves as  a vibrant, descriptive cohesion of colour, slick tailoring and floral power with captivating leaf motifs.

The pieces follow a clear and fluid transition, moving from solids to metallics to florals and juxtaposing prints. We see pleat details,  a hint of  colour block, florals, geometric tribal prints, metallic gold, patterned leggings. She crafts an illusion of texture with the geometric tribal prints which we see embrace a variety of styles; from delicate dresses to casual leggings and validates the richness of her designs with gold and silver metallic textures.

My experience with Lola Faturoti’s previous Spring/Summer collections  is usually a combination of  intrigue and genuine respect for how she articulates her vision to create simple yet alluring pieces through an overall soft appeal and clean lines; in drapery, the addition of  Kimono sleeves, the subtlety of chiffon,  and the general flow creatively and visually.

This collection is wearable and fun, and also embraces sophisticated styles and tailoring.  Lola Faturoti reinforces her brand identity and so far, this is my favourite Spring/Summer collection from the brand.

View full collection below:

For more on Lola Faturoti, visit lolafaturoti.com

Ex-Style Editor at Large - BellaNaija.com , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun

26 Comments

  1. temi

    November 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

    nice and extremely refreshing………

  2. jojo

    November 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

    i likee

  3. lol

    November 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

    The satin or silk material looks brilliant…..cool on the eyes. Creative Directors pls take a cue from Lola….this is someone not just in fashion but knows about material selection….kudos and well done.

  4. ladytee

    November 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Wow. There are so many beautiful pieces here.It’s simple, yet elegant and makes a statement!

  5. Tutu

    November 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Refreshing and cool absolutely digg the cara leggings paired with the miyu yellow top ( wish it were a bit longer with a hanker hem to cover the booty and maybe sleeveless) and some nude high courts.
    They all are so wearable yet with a couture edge to them.
    The model did a great job too…….Actually the more i look at the collection the more i feel there is something about it that does not feel out of reach despite being a size 14.
    I have never liked purple on me, will try this shade as i am same complexion with the model and she looks so gorgeous in it. I hope i carry it off.

    Well done Lola

    Check out my cousin’s online shop for great high street pieces
    http://www.yesidefashionstore.com

  6. aosgrl

    November 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Love Love Love it. So chic. See a bit of the 70’s sophistication trend in there. But different from the usual offerings we see here. Youthful. Wearable by women of different shapes. I would buy and wear this. Loves the colors and the fabric selection as well.

  7. ego

    November 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    great outfits and collection – work of a true fashion designer. More grease to your very well oiled elbows Lola.

  8. asanwam

    November 2, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Spring/summer? where is the spark or is it the pictures that don’t do justice? this collection screams BORING, not bad but could definitely be better.

    • tamaye

      November 3, 2010 at 8:46 am

      i second dat…..

    • Ncyluv

      November 5, 2010 at 8:24 am

      Really boring and cheap looking fabrics……

  9. Iya2

    November 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Refreshing …. love the colors!

  10. jennifer

    November 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    me not likely

  11. Chibaby

    November 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    With the exception of 2 dresses; mba, not liking this collection at all.

  12. trish

    November 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    some nice outfits but u could have gotten a better looking model..

    • Alero

      November 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm

      I think so too.The model , i think , didnt do justice to these clothes.

  13. Gorgeous

    November 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Model is too skinny for the clothes. It seems like the clothes are drowning her. Its not a bad collection though, but get a curvier model because your clothes dont seem to be for skinny chicks.

  14. Titi

    November 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    now, this is a collection

  15. biola

    November 2, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    nice

  16. Myne Whitman

    November 3, 2010 at 3:28 am

    This is really nice, I like the orange pleated dress.

  17. ojaybaby

    November 3, 2010 at 4:34 am

    i love how the model is not the converntional ‘pretty’ girl,very sheeque and unique,very fitting for the clothes,i could wear dat 🙂

  18. nastynas

    November 3, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I love the feel of the entire collection. One thing I’ve never been able to reconcile with is the Yellow+Purple color combo. Yuk!
    I wish I owned all the looks with the black and white print. Yes!!!
    And umm, Lola Faturoti has a way of picking the most ”West-African”-looking models which I think is insanely hot!!!

  19. MsJacqueline

    November 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    great collection with a great use of prints & colours.

  20. adelegirl

    November 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Great collection. But I dont think the model did all the designs justice. Nigerian designers should please not get caught up in the skinny models only madness. Use different sizes to showcase your designs especially when your designs can be worn by curvier people. Let us see how it would look on us if we bought it ehn, abeg!

  21. teebee

    November 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    model spoilt the whole stuff arggh!!!

  22. The Bola

    November 5, 2010 at 4:50 am

    i can’t fault the taoiloring, it’s clean and some of these pieces are lovely

  23. venisha

    November 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    D model nids to eat good food…
    She is to skinny for the clothes
    Nice collection though

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