Duro Olowu is a Black designer known for his draped dresses and powerful prints with an African accent. A staple and legend in the industry, he is amongst the Byron Lars and the Stephen Burrows of the black fashion designer community.
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It is no surprise that he was tapped by Brooke Garber Neidich, the daughter of well-known Chicago jeweler Sidney Garber. Brooke is currently designing jewelry for her father’s boutique, making a name for herself within the industry with her versatile pieces. The Olsen twins are customers. When her father died, she inherited and grew the business by opening a second shop in new York in 2014. Now, with the help of Duro, she’s expanding her global reach with the Nigerian-born designer.
“We really have the same taste.” ~ Duro Olowu on Brooke Neidich
The collection is anchored by lapis, a lightweight blue stone that Olowu describes as year round and luminous.