LFW – Omar Mansoor S/S 2014 collection
Omar Mansoor, the first Pakistani designer to showcase his collection at London Fashion Week, displayed his seventh season at the Fashion International show with his opera-inspired S/S14 collection this week.
Creating beautiful yet simple evening wear with an Eastern infusion, Omar’s style is pure elegance, and so instantly lends itself to the operatic theme. Based on an interpretation of David Belasco’s play, Madama Butterfly, the collection represents the love and love-lost of the storyline in which a teenage butterfly falls in love with an American naval lieutenant in Nagasaki, who then abandons her to return to his wife. The royal blues of the collection represent the early days between the couple, whereas the black dresses represent the teenager’s sorrow.
The shapes in the back of the dresses reflect the baroque nature of operatic music, while the filigree embroidery and sequins represent the fusion of fashion and art.
The collection sees a mixture of prêt lines in both knee and full-length styles. Chantilly laces, satins and velvets are blended with Lycra to create silky, effortless, easy-flowing dresses, which take a respectful bow towards the golden age of opera.
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