Nigeran brand Orange Culture premiered its Spring/Summer 2020 collection on Tuesday evening during New York Fashion Week. The brand, headed by Lagos-based designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal, brought out dozens of editors, buyers, influencers, and celebrities to support its inaugural New York Fashion Week show. The collection aptly titled "Shadow Man" featured Orange Culture's signature androgynous silhouettes and abstract prints that often blur the lines between gender, luxury, and ready-to-wear.
As the models walked the runway, the audience was treated to lightweight spring separates layered under structured sheer jackets. The clothes were produced in vibrant shades of gold, red, blue and purple, that complemented one another perfectly when combined to create a printed top and bottom set. Netted pants, long knee-length vests, and silk oversized blouses also made grand appearances.
Throughout the show, there were also many breathtaking beauty moments. Each model adorned multi-colored eyebrows in bright shades of blue and purple. The accessories featured throughout the show added to its many moments of grandeur. Orange Culture added a twist to the western/cowboy trend by designed cowboy hats featuring crystal embellishments and feathers. Some looks also included elbow-length gloves in sheer fabrics.
In addition to the show celebrating Orange Culture's debut, it also paid tribute to the overall beauty of African heritage. After the show, guests were treated to a performance by Ghanaian artist and musician Jojo Abot and a choreographed dance to Burna Boy's hit new single "Anybody". Although Orange Culture's show may have taken place in New York, the spirit of West Africa definitely filled the room.
View runway images from Orange Culture's Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week show below and shop select styles from Orange Culture online now at The Folklore.