Mansoor returns with his 11th collection at LFW featuring couture gowns inspired by Marchesa Casati, who was an Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early 20th-century Europe known for her eccentricities. A celebrity and femme fatale, the Marchesa’s famous eccentricities dominated and delighted European society for nearly three decades. As the concept of dandy was expanded to include women, Marchesa Casati fitted the utmost female example by saying: “I want to be a living work of art”.
Models wearing eye masks symbolizes Venetian Carnival, as Marchesa Casati set up residence on grand canal in Venice in 1910 and known for her soirees.
Omar picks up the contrasting combination of Pewter and Gold colors depicting Venetian zest. The collection features full and short length dresses made up of Koya Silks, Crepe Silks and Velvet.
By combining hand woven fabric alongside modern fabrics, Omar creates an elegant look for a woman, who embodies the jauntiness, gaiety and grandeur. Footwear: Lucy Choi London Concept and Styling: Edita Lozovoska Photography: Shahid Malik PR: Enigme Internationale Sales: [email protected]