Renowned British-Pakistani fashion designer Omar Mansoor did the country proud for the 16th time as he dazzled audiences with his spring/summer 2021 capsule collection at the London Fashion Week recently, both physically and digitally at Hard Rock Hotel, London.
Titled Kintsugi, which is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold, the collection delivers the meaning of this age-old practice as accepting and rejoicing in one’s supposed ‘flaws and imperfections.’
Keeping up with the uncertain times we are going through during this pandemic, the commencement of a fashion week in itself is an achievement. So Omar embraces the test of times and presented a collection with the same concept.
In an exclusive conversation with Something Haute, Omar shared his thoughts:
“It was really challenging and uncertain that a physical show could take place this season,” he said.
“Also, the buying behaviour of the customer base has evolved during the pandemic. It has affected how designers have to produce their collections. No annual balls and galas taking place this year so the whole concept of multifunctional clothing was to be followed,” Omar shared talking about his collection.
Based on serene shades of ivory and white, the capsule collection represented self-acceptance and self-awareness in two-piece ensembles which are multi-functional. It featured tailored trousers to puffed sleeves and asymmetrical tops that can be mixed and matched to different looks for day time to evening wear.
Here are the pictures of the collection:
*Pictures by Colin Chau/Fashion London