Duro Olowu Designs Michelle Obama's Dresses, Decorates White House For Christmas

Duro Olowu Designs Michelle Obama's Dresses, Decorates White House For Christmas
Nigerian-conceived, London-based planner Duro Olowu postured with models at the Duro Olowu Fall 2011 presentation amid Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios in New York City, Feb. 13, 2011.

Nigerians are undoubtedly extremely imaginative and creative, with abilities that get to be perceived everywhere throughout the world. Such is the curious instance of Nigerian-conceived style fashioner Duro Olowu, who was enrolled by the First woman of the

United States of America, Michelle Obama, to beautify the White House in readiness for the 2015 Christmas festivities.

As per Ventures Africa, Olowu, alongside other style planners, for example, Caroline Herrera, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim and Kenzo, was brought into the White House's China Room, Vermeil Room, and library for the Christmas season.

As per the report, Olowu improved the Vermeil room utilizing two 8-foot Christmas trees hung with vintage fabrics, strips and encrusted tinsel.

Destined to a Nigerian father and Jamaican mother, Duro was brought up in Lagos, spending his adolescence going in the middle of Nigeria and diverse urban areas in Europe. His wife, Thelma Golden, is the executive and boss custodian of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

His plans have earned him clients, for example, Michelle Obama, and in addition Hollywood stars Uma Thurman, Keira Knightley, and Linda Evangelista.

Olowu is a beneficiary of numerous grants. In 2005, his high-waisted Duro dress, hailed by both British and American Vogue, won the pined for Dress of the Year honor. Around the same time, he won the New Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards, the main creator to have done as such without a catwalk appear. In 2010, he was named Best International Designer at the African Fashion Awards in South Africa and also being one of six finalists for the Swiss Textiles Award in Zurich.