Black Designer Fuses European and African Culture for Collection

Eki Orleans

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Fashion designer Hazel Aggrey-Orleans (@Eki_Orleans) is the creative force behind the London womenswear label Eki Orleans .

The design house fuses vibrant, intricate prints with delicate silk, bringing to life the designer’s childhood memories of Lagos, Nigeria coupled with her German roots.

As an official partner of the Mercedes-Benz Club campaign, Eki Orleans helped celebrated 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL badge and 70 years of London Fashion Week.

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