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LOOKBOOK: Meet ‘Lola Flores’ by Funke Adepoju

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
minimalistic 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 5th while the collection will
be available on shelves from May 7th.

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