As the fashion editors wrap up another season at London Fashion Week and deliberate over the autumn/winter trends (think high shine, deep red, prints, sheer, gothic, black and, of course, pink as seen at Simone Rocha), I wanted to find a blend of Vauxhall Fashion Scout and Blow’s off-schedule creations. I finally discovered Nasir Mazhar’s eclectic designs, which broke the rules and seemed to imitate the street style of trendy Dalston.
And what I can tell from the photos of his collection is that his rather dramatic display played homage to his background in theatre.
While the backing vocalists donned sportswear-style crop tops, maxi or mini pleated skirts in shiny fabrics (one trend nailed) and animal print furry jackets (another trend nailed), the star of the show wore a figure-hugging combination of a long red figure-hugging skirt, furry red cropped jacket and matching earrings. The link between it all was his patches of faces (presumably him?!), which he embossed on several of the outfits.
Finished off with pornstar shoes (you know what I’m talking about – high-heels you’d totter in with see-through platforms) and lots of attitude, the milliner Nasir Mazhar was proof that you don’t have to stick to convention to show at London Fashion Week.
He may not have received the column inches of his counterparts but by breaking a few rules and putting the fun back into fashion, he took the capital back to its roots.