Orange Culture has been one of my favorite menswear brands since introduced in Fall of 2013 at Lagos Fashion & Design Week. The true star of the brand, however, is none other than Adebayo Okelawal, the brands founder and brainchild. His quiet and loving spirit speaks volumes through every collection and I am super proud to have him in my life.
Etched Journey is just another peak into the heart of this man, and the vibe of his home country of Nigeria. With inspiration drawn from the life of a Lagos fisherman, the collection exudes "the rawness in the journey of our fisherman and ignites the sort of beauty that didn't need to be loud to be noticed; the beauty that holds in moments that demand a human recognition beyond the eyes, but through the soul."
OC tapped fellow Nigerian brand, O'eclat to assist with the creation of the beautiful raw leather bags to emulate the breezy and comfortable lifestyles of these men. In addition, the leather chokers and neck pouches were created in collaboration with Treefairfax.
Man and his canoe is the painted picture. Imagine yourself at sea while watching these fisherman cast in the catch of the day through the eyes of Adebayo and Orange Culture....
Photography: Tope Horpload
Hair: Queen Darling
Models: Kwen & Mannie
Find Out More About Orange Culture: orangeculture.com