Omar Mansoor inaugurated his 17th show at the London Fashion Week with his collection, ‘Efflorescence’.
The word carries two meanings. It can refer to the action or process of developing and unfolding, as when a seed transforms into a flower. It can also mean a crystalline deposit of salts that can form when water is present in or on concrete walls, in terms of chemistry.
The collection revolves around sophisticated shades of light grey and Fuchsia, where grey represents the concrete wall and where fuchsia represents the blooming bougainvillea flowers on the wall. Grey represents ambivalence and dullness while fuchsia represents confidence, assurance and vividness. This depicts how one can change the meaning of the same word ‘Efflorescence,’ thus embarking on a new chapter in one’s life.
A firm believer of sustainability in fashion, Omar Mansoor has used organic cotton accompanied by recycled fabrics, silks and deadstock polyester fabrics. The latter mentioned consists of discarded fabrics that usually end up as landfill, hence polluting the planet.
Omar Mansoor hopes that through his work that incorporates a sustainable aspect in its core, he comes one step closer to his vision. To be able to spread awareness on the environment, and at the same time, encourage the fashion world to adopt a circular model rather than a linear one, is what fuels and inspires Omar Mansoor.
This year, Omar Mansoor’s collection was presented physically at The Royal Horse Guards London Hotel in association with Top Model Foundation to raise charity for sick children and children in need. Top Model foundation is a non-profit independent charity dedicated to improving and changing the lives of children and young people in the UK.
Photos: Colin Chau
Show Production: Top Model