Illustration for article titled Fashion Week 2012: Duro Olowu

Harriette Cole is the author of the book of meditations 108 Stitches: Words We Live By and a contributing editor at The Root. Follow her on Twitter

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Duro Olowu

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London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu, a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama, hosted a pop-up shop in lower Manhattan at Salon 94’s Freeman Alley Gallery that proved to be a feast for the senses. Duro Olowu's "Material" show and pop-up continues through March 4.

Olowu's Creations

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The artists featured at the pop-up shop appeal to Olowu's unique sensibility.

Playful Textiles

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Distinct patterns and textiles define Olowu's designs.

Bejeweled

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Olowu's handmade necklaces showcase the designer's flair for style.

Spectacular

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A flowy dress encapsulates Olowu's penchant for mixing eclectic colors and flattering fabrics.

Electifying Visuals

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The shop features an eclectic international group of visual and textile artists.

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