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African Fashion meets Chinese Culture! Eki Orleans unveils its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection – A Slice of Africa

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Eki Orleans is out with its Spring/Summer 2014 collection titled A Slice of Africa.

With this collection the designer presents a sublime visual discourse on the African continent and its relationship with China. The collection has been described as the labels reaction to the growing Chinese investment in Africa; a symbolic representation of the harmonious fusion between the two cultures.

Fusing inspiration from both China and Africa, the collections pieces have prints inspired by African cultural imagery and the other prints with Chinese design elements.

Eki Orleans suggests that the intersection of African and Chinese culture can create something that is beautiful, chic and sophisticated. The designer – Hazel Aggrey-Orleans – elaborated that “With the African-inspired print, I wanted a design that creates the illusion of rows and rows of market stalls and the resulting electricity and energy found in traditional African markets. With the Chinese-inspired print, I was drawn by the beauty of traditional Chinese floral vases.

Staying true to the Eki Orleans aesthetic, the collection features light dresses in flattering silhouettes in a breath-taking yellow and lime colour palette.

Check it out.

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Photo Credits:
Photography: Jean-Christophe Hermier
Models: Mulan Itoje | Rowena
MUA: Karen Salandy
Hair stylist: Regina Meessen

17 Comments

  1. Iny

    September 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I see some pieces I am loving

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  2. Ada

    September 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Lovely

  3. banimo

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    No thanks!

  4. tito

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    welldone,but I don’t get it

  5. Been there

    September 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    seriously….is someone kidding me here?

  6. uche

    September 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    i’ll pass. tnx

  7. Day

    September 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Love some of the pieces.

  8. Mademoiselle

    September 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Nah thanks, looks very, how do I put it, umm, ‘chinese’?

    • Buki

      September 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

      The theme of the collection is ‘ the intersection of African and Chinese culture ‘. so i guess she did a good job sine that was what you could make of the collection. It definitely resonates a bit of chinese within the design prints.

    • Mary

      September 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      haaaaa thats it

  9. cleo briggs

    September 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Love some pieces!!!!!! Its not easy to put these things together!!! I appreciate their hard work!!! Keep it coming!

  10. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    September 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Ugly clothes. Eki Orleans has been in the game for too long to still be bringing out crap like this. Obi Somto takes better photos.

  11. Zelda

    September 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

    werin be dis?

  12. Buki

    September 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Brilliant design prints, and it’s on point with the the 2014 season colour trend. I’m very impressed.

  13. Berry Dakara

    September 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Erm…

  14. Rox

    September 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    thanks but no thanks…. next

  15. africa entertainment news

    October 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    nice clothes

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