London-based label Mowalola as lead by Mowalola Ogunlesi turned some heads with her spring 2023 collection, presented at music venue Élysée Montmartre during Paris Fashion Week menswear. Titled “Burglar Wear,” the collection was styled by Lotta Volkova.
Mowalola presented unapologetically sexy looks featuring mini-skirts cropped tops and knee high boots, mixed with BDSM-inspired looks. Notable the collection included the reveal of a first time collab with New Balance.
During her three-year runway hiatus, Ogunlesi was named as fashion director for Gap and Yeezy when the effort was announced by Ye (formerly Kanye West) in 2016. Commenting on the role, which lasted just one year. Ogunlesi told Vogue Business, “I only wanted to do it for a year. I always enjoyed working with Kanye. I prefer being able to create without any kinds of restrictions. The experience gave me confidence to find my own voice and figure out how to work in my own way. So, I was ready to move on.”
Check out Mowalola’s runway finale below along with a first look at her New Balance 9060 collab.