The International Flavours show at White Gallery London was loud and showy, models strutted down the runway to music from across the globe including one of my favourites, Nouvelle Vague, so bopping in my seat, I watched the show unfold!
There was some great talents showcasing their new collections such as Victoria Kyriakides, who had cutting edge designs and crazy headwear as part of her show, but here I’m going to show just a few designs from my stand out favourites. First up there is Lusan Mandongus who I have always had a great love for, my friend tried on a few of their dresses whilst looking for her own wedding dress and they were stunning. I was not disappointed with the Annasul Y collection shown at the WGL for the first time either, with exquisite detailing and silhouettes to die for! Here are a few of the best (in my opinion anyway!).
Another designer I had heard of but knew nothing of the collection was Elizabeth Stuart, the dresses were bold and the skirts were huge, they were also daring with colour, using gold fabrics for the gowns and teaming them with sky blue sashes. The stand out gown for me though was the loose fitting embellished top with a billowing skirt that went on forever…
Sanyukta Shrestha uses natural fibres sourced and spun in Nepal, as well as being eco friendly they are perfect for ladies who suffer from skin irritations, as the natural fibres are hydrating and anti-bacterial, and you thought it was just a dress! Not only that but they have come up with a ground-breaking and innovative new material who’s fabric is predominantly made up of milk, yes you heard me! The designs are vintage classics reminiscent of the 30s/40s while their grand finale was made from newspaper and tulle;
As the current trend for the 1920s continues YolanCris obliged with stunning drop waists and figure hugging styles that are so intricate and detailed they look like they have been made by fairies! With crochet, beading, sequins, diamante appliques all vying for attention you will need to keep accessories to a minimum!
Photography by Christopher Dadey