Nigerian women’s wear label Mi-Le (Mee-Lay) has skilfully merged the art of flowers and fashion to produce its Autumn 2013/2014 collection lookbook. For this collection the designer Ponmile Olawoye has incorporated the study of botany – the concept of evolution and structure of plants – and 1930’s and 1940’s fashion.
The collection consists of draped one piece suits and cocktail dresses with asymmetrical detail. According to the designer “This collection was inspired by a flower native to Africa, “ADENIUM MULTIFLORUM”- a winter blooming plant. Its flowers and leaves will begin to develop on the plant during winter and they will last until summer.“
Take a look at the designs below.