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Duro Olowu Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review

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Duro Olowu Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review
Description
Duro Olowu's show-stopping Fall 2019 collection heralded to glorious Africa. And while it was a feast for the eyes, we're still a bit conflicted about the whole lot. It's an undeniably beautiful offering, we admit, but we just feel it would have benefitted from further editing. A lot of the looks were too much in a rather costume-y sort of way!
Apparel Quality
80
Retail Potential
43
Overall Vibe
31
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Positives
Great Silhouettes
Exciting Prints and Textiles
Respectful Styles
Equal Amounts of Daywear and Eveningwear
Negatives
Overwhelming Clash of Prints
Borderline Costume-y
Could have used Further Editing
Tended to Look Dated
Ostentatious Styling
49
Ratings

Photo: Luis Monteiro / Courtesy of Duro Olowu

With electric prints and attention-grabbing silhouettes, Duro Olowu paid tribute to Mother Africa with his latest collection. His Fall 2019 line was all things African, made in a rather elegant and modern way to appeal to a more mainstream audience. Though the styling was deliberately overwhelming, the pieces in of themselves seemed to have massive potential. A fitted green-and-red plaid top, for instance, would work just as well (arguably better even) when paired with simple cream trousers than its similarly-patterned midi-length skirt. The same goes for a leopard print coat, whose animalistic imagery was already ferocious enough. It didn’t need the plaid dress underneath to further catch anyone’s eye. Ultimately, our main problem with this line is that it needed further editing. We get that Olowu had a beautiful message to convey, but in all honesty, we couldn’t help but think of the 1988 rom-com “Coming to America” upon seeing this collection. And that should already tell you that it really did need some toning down!

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