Womenswear brand Nola Black has unveiled its Spring 2018 collection titled Òlókun. The designer pays homage to the shapes found in nature, like batwings and butterfly flares in neutral colours.
Using soft fabrics including sheer and velvet, the designs include dresses and chic sets with edgy cuts. Nola Black expresses femininity while retaining a balance between the fragile and something more severe.
According to the statement following the release:
The collection is inspired by the duplicity of the Òlókun. Neither a god nor a goddess, and also both. Nola Black draws identification of duality from Olokun. Olokun; the deity of the deep abyss, represents the deep abyss of the ocean impenetrable by any form of light, the darkest coldest part of the ocean.
Nola Black, in true nature of the brand, emphasises the universal applications to balance and harmony in contraries because in truth we are both.
Creative Director: Arinola | @arin_nolablack
Brand: Nola Black | @nolablack.ng
Photography: Kadara Enyeasi @enyeasi.k
Models: Adanna & Tiffany | @dim_adanna @ms_tiffany01
Video: Yadichinma | @yadichinma_
Styling assistant: Ife & Jide Alli | @latifalli
Makeup: Julies Streak | @julies_streak
Hair: Adun | @adun_qs
Project Management: Ife | @ifedayo_
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