Duro Olowu(1965-), Fashion designer
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Olowu practised law before pursuing a career in fashion. His eponymous label, launched in 2004, achieved instant international success, and his first collection featured the now signature 'Duro' dress, named the dress of the year in 2005 by British and American Vogue. In 2005, he won the 'New Designer of the Year Award' at the British Fashion Awards, the only designer to have ever done so without a catwalk show. He was named Best International Designer at the African Fashion Awards in South Africa in 2010. Olowu's curatorial projects include 'Material' 2012 and 'More Material' 2014, at Salon 94 Gallery in New York and 'Making and Unmaking' at Camden Arts centre in 2016. He is married to curator Thelma Golden.
- Thelma Golden (wife)
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