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I'm a seed Soon I will be a tree Soon I will be But while I'm a tree , I want to feed the world I want to be a tree that beautifies the world Like a peacock with many colors I want to be that tree At least before I die Before I become ashes ." The Collection is inspired by the life of a tree I fell In love with, how it lived , beautified and died - The Cycle PHOTOGRAPHY – TOYOSI FARIDAH KEKERE EKUN STYLING AND DIRECTION – ADEBAYO AND ONYINYE FAFI OBI MODEL – WALE AND KINGSLEY ASSISTANT – LABO
About the Designer
Adebayo is based in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied at University of Lagos and graduated in 2010. His collections are produced in Nigeria.
Adebayo Oke-lawal has consistently been involved in a broad spectrum of fashion since he began designing at age 10. His work ranges from styling and designing to journalism and writing. He has worked with magazines like 234next’s Élan, WOW, FAB magazine, Ynaija and websites like 360nobs, Shows such as Arise Magazine Fashion week, Music meets runway and the list goes on.
Celebrities like Mo’ Cheddah, Makida Moka, Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage constitute the network of some of the people he has worked with. He also worked behind the scenes with designers such as Ugoma Adegoke of Zebra Living and Kiki Kamanu. He acted as a revamp tool, designing for Onyx and Pearl in 2010 ; his designs under Onyx and Pearl graced the runways of the ‘Sashay as you say’ fashion show, ‘Make a Difference’ (MAD) show and in Calabar during the Christmas festival.
He is a graduate of Finance of the University of Lagos. Since the inception of Orange Culture, the label and its creative director have been taken note of in media channels such as Bella Naija, One Nigerian Boy, Fashizblack Paris, WOW magazine, TW, Genevieve, ThisDay Style, Complete Fashion, FAB, Elan, Moments with Mo, MTV Base, Vogue, Style House Files and the list goes on; amongst these, TW and Genevieve listed the label as one of the ones to watch out for in 2012. Since he started the label it’s been nominated for breakthrough talent at the Sideview fashion awards, young designer of the year by mode men magazine, young entrepreneur of the year and now young designer of the year at the MTN Lagos fashion and design week. Within the brief one year of its existence, orange culture has graced the runways of Ghana Fashion and design week, Fab Night Out, Martini x Beth Model search, Calabar; Governors Charity show and Mtn lagos fashion and design week.