Few weeks after her striking Arise fashion week performance, Funke Adepoju chooses Temple Muse as THE prestigious address to reveal her SS18 collection, ‘Lola Flores’.
Officially launched on Saturday 5 th May, the designer introduced a signature style inspired by Lola Flores, the iconic Andalusian actress. Infused with Spanish women charism, Funke revisits the city of Sevilla to frame a Lola Flores fashion promenade. Beyond the limits of a Ready-To- Wear collection, Lola Flores’ silhouettes have a long story to tell, they are an invitation to travel. The designer takes us on a space of elegant audacity
predominantly highlighted in black, blue and mustard tones.
The collection depicts the portrait of a very elegant woman who is not scared to stand out and dares to be? Dancing fringes, burlesque lace and wild ruffles find their way in the overall collection. An endless length of fabrics become central codes of the collection. Transparency and rutiled fringes underline silhouettes romantically as rarely seen in Modern fashion times. The collection has a slight feel of ‘Crazy Years’ as a call to celebrate.
The ‘Lola Flores’ collection is a hymn to elegance and modern exuberance. Ever fashion-
conscious, the designer combines simplicity with edginess and translates femininity with
imposing curves of infinite lengths. The collection showcases the Andalusian spirit of freedom through a seductive and joyously unrestrained exuberance. Fringes too long denied in ready-to- wear looks finally find their space in modern women day-to- day style.
The borders between Haute couture and Pret a Porter are blurred as a call for audacity. Funke reminds us that she ‘always loved ready-to- wear as a simplistic way of expression through minimalist but elegant lines’. She marries velvet with lace to create a dynamic balance and comprehensive contrasts. The aesthetic choice of asymmetric necklines and exposed briefs create the perfect space for see-through Women curves are then revealed subtly while body line dances with fabrics cut.
Funke Adepoju takes us on an emotional journey where delicate spices and flamenco vibes run the front row.
The official launch is exclusively scheduled at Temple Muse on May 5 th while the collection will
be available on shelves from May 7 th .
Brand : @funkeadepoju
Accessories : @urezkulture
Make Up Artist : @eseosebrownie
Models : @bethmodelafrica
Photographer : @EmmanuelOyeleke
Creative Direction : @thestyle.concierge