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April 24 2014

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The Art Set Toasts Duro Olowu

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Just who is the customer for Duro Olowu’s intensely arty, vibrant patchwork dresses (this season inspired by Picasso)? Who else but intensely arty, vibrant women? At a lunch today on the sixth floor of Barneys, in addition to co-hosts Amanda Brooks and Olowu’s wife, Thelma Golden, the director of the Studio Museum of Harlem, there was Nicola Vassell, a director at Deitch Projects; the gallerist Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn; the textile designer and art collector Olya Thompson; and the artist (and Thakoon Panichgul and Peter Jensen collaborator) Laurie Simmons. The lattermost was fresh off a plane from the South by Southwest Festival, where, as she put it, her daughter Lena Dunham’s film Tiny Furniture “just cleaned up.” Simmons co-starred in the movie with her other daughter, so she was still “flying.” She wasn’t the only one. Olowu’s color-block dresses (pictured), sweaters, and two-tone trench were flying off the trunk sale racks.

Photo: Gisela Torres / Courtesy of Duro Olowu

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  1. LeilaSilva says:

    I like the idea of how the arts can influence the creation of new prints and patterns for the fabrics. I think a good partnership with new options to choose the pieces that can become part of our wardrobe, according to the styles of each.

  2. LeilaSilva says:

    I like the idea of how the arts can influence the creation of new prints and patterns for the fabrics. I think a good partnership with new options to choose the pieces that can become part of our wardrobe, according to the styles of each.

    Leila Silva
    http://www.leilasilva.wordpress.com

  3. stylaholicCreature says:

    LOVE this dress…I’m always looking for the merging of art and fashion, they’ve gone together throughout modern history (Patti Smith! is the most notable example on my mind right now)
    Wish i was at the trunk sale!!

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