I had the amazing oportunity to interview the Nigerian designer Duro Olowu.
His autumn-winter collection incorporates the designer's penchant for prints as well as urban-chic pieces. Using vintage textiles means only a few of each one is made. 'There's so much choice now, people want something unique,' Olowu says. The embodiment of word-of-mouth success, Olowu is about to reach another level of notoriety. He has been nominated for New Designer at this year's British Fashion Awards, announced this month. 'It's great to be recognised by my peers,' he says, 'and also by people you didn't think were looking.' After debuting his latest dress - the draped 'hanky' - he'll have to get used to that.