Daily Archives: September 17, 2010

London-based designer Duro Olowu has been in New York this past week, even though he’s actually showing his very smart, in both senses of the word, collection at London Fashion Week in a day or so. Here’s an early peek:

The print is sunglasses – or spectators. It’s like a suit, with humour: now you see it, now you don’t. The reason I got to see it, though, is because unlike most other London designers, Mr Olowu is savvy enough to understand that the earlier you get your wares before giant American retailers, the earlier they place their orders, and the bigger those orders are – but that if you save your show statement until London, it doesn’t get lost among the New York megaliths like Ralph Lauren. Weirdly, he seems to be the only one who realises this. Read more