I completely fell in Love with the designs of Hazel Aggrey-Orleans when I first saw it on Fashion Africa a couple weeks ago . You can read about her in her own words on this full Interview with fashion Africa.and also check out this press release
"Orleans Designs, a new london women’s wear and accessory label is proud to present its collection of African-inspired elegant silk dresses, as well as its colourful scarves. Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, the creative force behind the label has been in- spired by the cultural richness of her upbringing on West Africa’s tropical coastline and the urban expanse of London’s metropolitan mosaic. African fabrics are traditionally made of cotton or hand-woven silk, high- lighting the intricate native patterns.
Orleans Designs, however, has cleverly challenged this longstanding tradition by choosing delicate silk fab- rics to embody these prints, therby creating more contemporary garments with a greater sense of movement. Her 2010 Spring Summer COCO collection focuses on elegance and the unique fusion of colours, adding grace and sophistication to each piece. Why not loose yourself in her lemon tear-drop shift dress with the ruby red neckline, adding a touch of sparkle and glamour to a night out. Alterna- tively, allow for a more demure look with her classic white draped blouse matched up with the emerald green and fushia coloured skirt. Needless to say, there is still always room for her charcoal backless dress, bound to turn heads with that red zip detail. The fine pairing of Hazel's passion for colour with her visual and satorial fu- sion of two lives spent in two different continents, makes for her unique pieces that cannot be found anywhere else. For further information, please contact Hazel Aggrey-Orleans Tel: 0775 4417565 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.orleansdesigns.com"
Check out some pics of her summer 2010 collection
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