What a delight to see a designer grow from season to season. This is one of many Omar Mansoor shows that I have had the luck of attending (and I hope many more are to come!). Featuring dainty silhouettes and pastel, muted tones, there is a underlying confidence shining through the collection. Those that are familiar with his work will know that Mansoor often uses historic events to inspire and direct his creative process. Symbolic Faberge egg motifs adorn his designs as Mansoor taps into his interest in the Russian Revolution and the period of transition that has followed in the 100 years after.
In particular, I really liked the triple fluted sleeves; the carefully-placed adornments and the use of velvet in the wrap dress below for this collection. The colours, overall, were gentle and subtle but the statements in Mansoor’s work were certainly not. Mansoor’s intention through his designs are to build a connection between the past and modernity – tapping into styles from days long gone but reinventing them for contemporary audiences.
Find out more about Omar Mansoor’s work here.