Duro Olowu’s Prints Charming

Luis Monteiro courtesy of Duro Olowu

The designer works his magic with a visually stunning collection.

Maybe it’s our recent Africa issue that has us again eyeing vibrantly hued textiles and mud-cloth prints, but it’s Nigerian-born, London-based designer Duro Olowu’s creations that make the look modern on any continent. For his spring 2014 collection, Olowu designed dresses with updated floral prints and bias cuts (from $1,430) and transformed cold-weather staples like the cape and the trench for his coats (from $1,925). duroolowu.com.