Today I spent all day at the Charing Cross Hotel working at the 'A La Mode' International Catwalk show. It was not as hectic as yesterday as things like building the Catwalk etc had already been taken care of the day before which was quite nice :)
Below are a few pics of the backstage and general pre-show preps
A packed house attended eargerly awaiting to see the designs of some of the most outstanding Independent International designers out there!
The front row had some lovely bloggers and guests filling the seats including Little Miss Fashion, Kristin Knox's associate, Charlotte from Style Cartel, Arise Magazine, Award winning Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji and two trend setting looking ladies from Asos.
Below pics: Some of the guests at the show
First up to showcase was London based designer Omar Mansoor whose collection of beautiful evening gowns blew the crowd away. Elegant, beautiful and Luxurious are my three words for describing the collection. See for yourself below...
Next up was Rock Chic extroadinaire, Valery Kovalska who showcased her S/S 2011 collection entitled ‘Professional Suicides’ . The collection is an insight into her rock and roll lifestyle as a ‘TV and concert stylist’ in the Ukrainian music industry...
Belinda Liu's ultra feminine Spring/Summer 11 collection entitled "La Marquise de Sade" was based around the concept of a modern Marie Antoinette
Nigerian Born uber talented designer Ngozi Pere-Okorotie, creative head behind Zed Eye brought us her fabulous African prints a high-fashion twist with vintage English styling...
Below pic: Me wearing a Zed Eye Jumpsuit with Zed Eye's designer Zi wearing the same jumpsuit in green.
Parisain label Malam showcased their collection entitled "Poupées Perdues" which means Lost Dolls; it is mostly inspired by childhood, fairytales, and historical clothing. Models took to the catwalk wearing the brand’s fairy tale inspired creations. The designs came in a palette of pastel pinks and blues and featured tailored jackets with pixie like hoods, romantic gowns and feminine dresses. MALAM partnered with Portuguese shoe brand EJECT Shoes www.eject-shoes.com for the show.
Watch their show clip below!
Closing the show was Australian designer Kate Williams whose use of graphic prints were a trademark look for the SS2011 collection, consisting of body con dresses, city shorts and wide-leg feminine trousers.
Exhibiting a spectacularly luxurious and elegant collection, Kate’s attention to details and classically chic style caught the eye of ASOS and many other high profile guests attending the prestigious LGN Events ‘A La Mode’ showcase.