Nasir Mazhar catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Nasir Mazhar is best recognised for his caps and headwear which have been featured at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony and on Lady Gaga. Mazhar showcased his street-wear label for the first time last season with a 90s-chav look that stole the headlines, making his autumn/winter showcase one of the most anticipated shows of the week.
In just two seasons, Nasir Mazhar has cemented his place at Somerset House and has developed into a London Fashion Week staple. Crowds of people without tickets stood bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the afternoon downpour in hopes of catching a glimpse of the designer’s showcase. They weren’t allowed in, but were able to watch the show on a big screen for their worries.
The look for autumn/winter is Mazhar’s signature 90s kid covered in labels and gel with penciled eyebrows and dark lips, like that of a “chonga.” Reinterpreted basketball tracksuits with an extra sheen and fur detailing in blacks, golds and deep reds are accented by metallic light pinks and blues. With housed trousers paired with boxers and mid-drifts, you’ve got to be bold and a bit of a badass to wear these looks. In a nutshell, Nasir Mazhar’s aesthetic is TLC’s crazy-sexy-cool-meets-raver with a sprinkle of NASCAR. A real homage to old school aesthetics.
Photos: Erol Birsen