UK design brand Eki Orleans taps into the beauty and power of two African women, Ms. Afropolitan’s Minna Salami and entertainment television host Adora Oleh, to unveil a collection that takes the brilliant woman from “diva chic to urban boheme.”
“Our vision was to bring Eki Orleans to the streets of London in style,” said designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, the brain behind the collection, in a press statement to Ladybrille Magazine on why she chose Salami and Oleh. “We were very particular in choosing the Eki Orleans personalities for this shoot. We wanted to create visual art with strong female personas in their natural ambience. We handpicked a feminist writer and commentator, and a tv presenter (host) on this project.”
Oleh models the “Identity collection,” which is inspired by a fingerprint.
“Strong and bold and like a fingerprint, it is never identical. Adora showcased her unique identity in Eki Orleans. She brought passion, glam and endless bundles of personality to the Eki Orleans shoot,” said Aggrey-Orleans.
For Salami, “we wanted to portray her as a more urban and earthy Eki girl, yet still very powerful. We worked with nature and music to bring out her essence and capture Minna in her natural ambience,” said the designer. “The images portray a mood and tell a visual story of an Eki girl. Being an Eki girl is about being strong within yourself no matter what life throws at you. An Eki girl commands the center of attention. Some may choose to do this quietly, whilst others are bolder but always with grace.”
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