Omar Mansoor is a London based designer, best known for his luxury couture wear. He has dressed a number of British actresses, as well as worldwide royalty; Omar Mansoor is widely recognised for re-introducing the fusion-clothing trend into modern fashion and contemporary silhouettes. After attending London College of Fashion, Designer Omar was the first Pakistani to then showcase his collection at London Fashion Week in 2008. The collection then made an exclusive appearance at Royal Ascot, Bahrain Fashion Week and, finally, Top Model UK. The Omar Mansoor brand has now been worn by a variety of well known and acclaimed actresses who have appeared on the red carpet, including Miss United Kingdom, Amy Guy.
For his spectacular ninth season at the renowned London Fashion Week, Omar Mansoor’s SS15 showcase was held in the grand five-star Royal Horseguards hotel, where its lavish and beautiful backdrop complemented and exhibited Mansoor’s luxury couture collection of pretty gowns perfectly.
Designer Omar chose the exotic dancer and courtesan Mata Hari as his collection muse, which worked extremely well with the striking and show-stopping garments in a bold colour palette of reds, turquoises and subtle golds.
The turquoise used in his garments was chosen to portray Mata Hari's struggle in the early part of her life. The colour turquoise symbolises controlling and healing emotions by creating calm and stability, but also symbolises that, along the journey, it can be an unsteady ride until it balances itself out. The stunning turquoise gowns showcased a more lively and simplistic style, which portrayed Mata's clear positivity and determination to overcome any setbacks.
Light gold was used as it portrays luxury, achievement and success, and perfectly represented her impressive career in Paris, where she quickly developed into an overnight sensation and enchanted her fans and audiences with her provocative and unique style and dance. These pieces included stunning silhouettes featuring plunging necklines and fitted styles in traditional vintage lace teamed with long and flowing silky skirts.
Last but not least, the colour red was used to portray energy and passion but also the emotions of danger and fury, which is to communicate the finale of her amazing life's story. These gowns were more varied and unique, and included structured deep red lace gowns and a stylish asymmetric flowing look portraying the density of her later life, contrasting her now dazzling carefree life.
A stunning and unique collection by Designer Omar Mansoor that was not to be missed!
Sources: Eclips Magazine