Nigerian designer, Duro Olowu presented his Fall 2011 collection at the just concluded 2011 New York Fashion Week. Titled “Urban Gaucho,” the collection was inspired by the style of South American Gauchos, as well as by the work of Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee. This was Olowu’s first season showing in New York.
“I was influenced by gaucho – but not literal. More of a gaucho spirit,” Olowu said in a recent conversation with the Wall Street Journal. “Women want to look confident, still feminine, but confident.”
Olowu’s collection was a mix of prints with plaids, florals with stripes as well as contrasting textures and vivid colors.
Watch a video of his presentation at the New York Fashion Week below.