Every year Fashion International takes place during London Fashion Week.
For the last few seasons the shows have been held in the ballroom at the Charing Cross Hotel, located on The Strand.
Fashion International features a range of labels, both British and international, emerging and established.
The platform gives designers the opportunity to showcase their seasonal collections to a wide audience, in the midst of the chaos of London Fashion Week.
Opening the show was Jireh Couture whose collection featured knitwear and high-waisted trousers in dark reds and blacks. This was followed by showcases from Cube Estonia, Forever Devine and Sasmitha Dellawa who all featured off-the-shoulder or backless dresses in dramatic fashion, which served to heighten the anticipation as the models, made their way down the catwalk. The other fashion of the night was definitely bold and dark colours, which were in keeping with the Autumn / Winter theme.
Aga Couture’s gothic style was undercut by the use of lace which added feminine touches to the collection.
Closing the show was a stalwart of Fashion International, designer Omar Mansoor, how showcased his new collection last month for the 11th time at London Fashion Week.
His collection took inspiration from Marchesa Casati who was famous for being an ardent patron of the arts in the 20th Century as well as for erring on the eccentric side. The collection was therefore aptly named “L’art Vivante” after her famous assertion that she wanted to be a ‘Living work of art’
Mansoor used beautiful silks to create his collection of dresses and trouser suits which all sported neutral and earthy colours. They were stunningly offset by intricate Venetian masks, which again drove home the theme of being a living work of art.
The fashion show was followed by a VIP after-party where buyers, designers, and models were able to mingle and those lucky enough to secure a ticket were able to ogle at the breathtaking clothes up-close.
Image source: Fabio Burrelli