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Orange Culture presents “Elusive Strength” & “Summer’s Quirk”

Ijeoma Balogun

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Since the label’s launch in April 2011, Orange Culture has grown to be a young and exciting brand in the Nigerian fashion industry. The Creative Director, Adebayo Oke-Lawal recently showcased two capsule collections: “Elusive Strength” and “Summer’s Quirk at Fab Night Out for Vlisco and Beth Male Model Search 2011 with Martini respectively. Comprised of ready-to-wear pieces, the capsule collections are the label’s second release since the its launch.

Elusive Strength: “The Elusive Strength collection was created for the Fab Night Out in conjunction with Vlisco. Fabrics include Vlisco, leather, lace and chiffon. The collection is about a misunderstood type of feminine strength; a strength empowered by a woman’s sexuality. It celebrates a woman who understands and owns her beauty and the power that it possesses, thus why the pieces are sexy, strong, but still very feminine.”

Photographed by Benjamina (@vanitychaser)
Model : Kachi
Styled by BUBAAI

Summer’s Quirk: “The Summer’s Quirk collection was created for the Beth Model Search organized by Martini. The fabrics include chiffon, cotton, ankara, cuordroy, chinos and the likes. The collection is inspired by a very easy and colorful summer, its definitely for a fun loving guy, a guy filled with life, definitely a guy with a colorful disposition, rocking pieces suited to different fashionable summer experiences.”

Photographed by Akinlolu Osinbajo
Model : Riccardo for 3line group and co.
Styled by BUBAAI

www.orange-culture.com

47 Comments

  1. no dignity

    February 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    No comment mnyl first yaaaaay

  2. BEE

    February 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

    BEAUTIFUL

  3. Oma

    February 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

  4. Tiki

    February 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    What’s it with all the weir poses by the female model which don’t let me see the dress? eg pics 6 and 10..
    Loved the mail model though…he looked at ease and in his element. Love the orange outfit and bluejacket.

  5. dordor

    February 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Exactly my point..wats with d pose?

  6. InCotonou

    February 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Am not so sure about the ankara pieces. ankara prints are colourful and exciting, but they’re not alwats very practical for things like trousers/pants. They tend to open at the seams under pressure and may not be very durable. But perhaps on a very thin person, they don’t have this problem?

  7. Sheila

    February 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I love the concept but I don’t know if I can pull the ‘loud’ colours off….love the male collection though..but then again I wonder how many naija men can pull it off lol

    http://www.sheilaspeaks.com

  8. sheika

    February 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    DANG. LUV 95 PERCENT OF THE PIECES

  9. BukiOni

    February 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    There are some really lovely pieces in both collections x
    http://www.emblemofbeauty.blogspot.com/

  10. lola

    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I think the male outfits were bordering on ridiculose! common except my man is crazy i had better not catch him in orange pants and top,or red blazer and pants who does he think he is, Kanayo.O.Kanayo? well i quite liked the light green on dark green ensemble, the red on blue was a no no, i like the dark coloured suit too, the female outfits were nice but no wow factor.just my two cents , Peace!!!

    • lwkmd 2day

      February 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      lwkmd @kanayo o kanayo….as in….i weeee die if my bf wears some psychedelic looking pants

  11. trich

    February 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    wowwwww
    i love this……… especially the male pics

  12. u-jay

    February 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    i’m in luv wit d female model

  13. elsie

    February 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    d stylz wre wow!…mor on d guys

  14. Purpleicious Babe

    February 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I LIKe the dude’ s pose…..

  15. Nollywood

    February 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    How do we get the pieces

  16. Dee-USA

    February 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    The creative director missed the mark on both shoots. The female model doesn’t seem to know her angles. I’d imagine they just asked her to change up styles and picked whatever worked best. No real direction. The male model photographs a bit short (is it just me?) and doesn’t look like an actual model; just a pretty face. Did they really have him stand in front of the door on all the pictures? Like really? He just came out the door (probably the changing spot) and stood like a log. I’m not even a fashion director and I’d do a better job with the shoot.

    Clothing wise, I actually like the female collection. Can’t say I’d wear some of the pieces, but I’d probably wear at least half; especially that signature piece of a dress. Uhmmmmm! Think the designer blends our traditional fabrics with good tailoring very well. The trash bag pants are a no for me though.

  17. Truth be told

    February 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    i think this is one of his est collections that i like. they are all nice

  18. AK

    February 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    awwww i love every piece so wearable. great job

  19. nil

    February 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

    the guy’s dress no make sense

  20. lol

    February 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Hello!!!!! to that guy!!!!!

  21. ally

    February 14, 2012 at 1:43 am

    boring womenswear- I mean really? Badly shot too. The menswear is much more inspiring- Ankara trousers are the way to go but sadly very few men will team that with a sharp blazer. It takes an experimental dresser with loads of attitude to carry that off.C’mon guys try it!

  22. papa ajasco

    February 14, 2012 at 3:16 am

    guy=fierce
    clothes, i like
    summary– nigerians r trying. lets give credit for trying.
    x

  23. stepho blaize

    February 14, 2012 at 6:52 am

    w4 mr wa gba kontrol will really appreciate this male collection.

  24. Priscy

    February 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I only love the female designs….I’m not sure abt the male collection

  25. abayomi usim

    February 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Excellent dress and well thought out, well-done bayo.

  26. its moi

    February 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    good for runways i guess but in the practical sense who would wear these outfits?
    by d way the male model is gorgeous…

  27. UsaveOne

    February 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I just love the background for the guy model. I live broom stick standing beside the guy and also the hand holding the umbrella for him…lol
    http://usaveone.blogspot.com/

  28. babycute

    February 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    both models are gorgeous!!! looove the clothes!!!

  29. Zara

    February 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Is it me or does the male model look like Mr. Fonworth Bentley in the pics he had glasses on?
    Anyway sha, the day my boyfriend comes out dressed like the male model is the day we break up. Ihukwa m nsogbu!

  30. Tosho Woods

    February 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    i absolutely love his point of view on menswear! i think its fresh and sexy!

  31. IVORY

    February 15, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I wonder why I’d quit a fulfilling relationship with my man, just because he dons ankara…..Well,I’m loving these…and I’d drink to that if he (my man)rocks these . Makes him creative;that’s fun for me!!!!Yay!!!

  32. fabulous_guy

    February 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

    boooring………*yawns* am reli getting tired of the ankara craze! what next? ankara cars? and the male collection is ridiculous even gay men would find it overpowering

  33. chacha

    February 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    love the men collection I think they should design more menswear

  34. Demmy

    February 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    i luv bayo oke lawal hiz so attractive……………………love the ladies collection nd not digging the male’s xoxo Demmy

  35. wisper

    February 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    cute model…i mean d guy. lol

  36. debutante

    February 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    only a fine boy can get away with those outfits….

  37. kem

    February 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    we are africans……beautiful and colorful,

  38. Cesca

    February 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  39. karenh

    February 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    love love love the male collection

  40. storm

    February 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    so I see I’m the only one who noticed that Adebayo had to lend his models those his basket shoes and the black strappy sandals. Not that it takes anything away from the overall effect though. Carry on. Oh and may no man I’m associated with (father, brother, boyfriend, friend, cousin, whoever) ever come out dressed like these ones on here.

  41. alfred

    February 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    luve d male collectioms, its trendy,casual in a different form

    luv d male collections,its so colourful n trendy…. easy goin.

  42. Florence

    March 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Can u pls send me ur email add or send a message to my box so i can get urs….. wonderful concept ,lovely photo shots locations are not it as in the are poor

  43. didz

    March 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    i think u should do mens’ more…. the collection is wow!

  44. Tsolaye

    April 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I love the ankara pants paired with d blazers soooo much

  45. coby

    April 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

    hey can i get de address of orange collection pls or looking good address dis collections are madt

  46. jabez andrews

    November 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    dope stuff

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