Arguably one of the rising big names in the Nigerian fashion industry; Adebayo Oke-Lawal also known as The Orange Nerd is a Lagos-based designer. His clothing brand, Orange Culture which he founded and currently serves as Creative Director; is known for creating bold and adventurous designs that promote the diversity of the country.

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The Orange Nerd wearing one of his designs.

The Graduate of International Business Management has not only succeeded in making his name a force in the fashion industry; but he also has numerous awards to back this up. In 2015, his brand, Orange Culture was part of the list of 20 finalists selected from over 1221 global brands for the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Price (LVMH) for innovative design 2015. He was on the 2018 Forbes List of Africa’s 30 under 30, and he won the Future Award for Fashion and Designing in 2016.

With a history of working for foreign magazines including Vogue Italia and Natal to styling Nigerian top celebrities; including Tiwa Savage and Chimamanda Adichie, he has grown to become one of Nigeria’s most recognized young designers. Orange Nerd is pushing boundaries with features in notable magazines including Vogue (UK, US, Italy), BoF, The New York Times and more. See previous editions of Glazia MOTW HERE.

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