With the uncertainty and volatility of a global pandemic continuing to shake up the established order, the fashion industry has easily been among the most affected groups, as people all over the world have traded in their ballgowns and haute couture for loungewear and patterned onesies. However many designers and brands have found creative and innovative ways to keep the fashion flame alive in recent months, including stylish outfits crafted with home in mind, as opposed to the outdoors.
Acclaimed Nigerian androgynous menswear brand Orange Culture, announced their much-anticipated SS21 collection at the beginning of the month. However, this weekend, they followed-up with the release of their latest capsule collection, a surprise collaboration with actor and content creator Dénola Grey. Orange Culture’s previous capsule collections include 2017’s Davido x Orange Culture collection, and more recently the JTO x Orange Culture collaboration, designed by Adebayo Oke-Lawal and Temi Otedola.
Titled “At Home With Dénola Grey”, their latest collection contains nine pieces, ranging from a silk/organza contrast fabric shirt to a shiny agbada-inspired crop top. One of their pieces, the 70s Jumpsuit, has already sold out online, and is gearing up for a restock.
Taking to Instagram with the good news, Dénola said: “I’m so excited to finally share with you my first ever foray into design! I’m so honoured to have worked with Orange Culture, which has been my favourite brand for ages, on this project. The collection was borne during the lockdown and is reminiscent of a summer not entirely lost, but simply redefined. As I step into a new chapter in my life and as the world is creating a new normal, I hope these pieces transport you to a tranquil, chic headspace. This is a collection for all, men and women alike – a little love letter from me to you. I hope you love it as much as I do.”
“At Home With Dénola Grey” is available to shop now on orangeculture.com.ng/shop