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LFW 09 – Ziad Ghanem – catwalk counterculture

Fashion Scout, London

Written by Satu Fox

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The crowd at Ziad Ghanem was as much of a draw as the catwalk show, ailment as glitter, symptoms ruffles, corsetry, big hair and hats shuffled into the main room for a show based around counterculture and the ugly/stylish aesthetic.

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“Real people” including students, artists, teachers and magazine editors modelled the clothes, which had a punky, chopped-up look. A nude bodysuit with built-up shoulders left little to the imagination on a male model in platform boots.

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Ghanem apparently de- and re-constructed denim items from his sponsor Firetrap to build new clothes, like a mini corset dress with spike-shaped embellishments and the use of the material made sense within the “street-style” overall look of the collection, which was about self-expression far more than following trends or trying to look conventionally beautiful.

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There were very wearable items as well, with colourful, geometric tunics in flippy cotton also bouncing down the catwalk.

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At the end of the show, just such a conventionally beautiful creature took the stage to sing as the models took their final turn.

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One Response to “LFW 09 – Ziad Ghanem – catwalk counterculture”

  1. Rose Rouse says:

    Hi there You should all come to the ICA tomorrow night, Tues, 20 Oct at 7 30pm and witness DSUK’s REAL People Catwalk Show then participate in the debate with Telegraph fashion director, Hilary Alexander, founder of DSUK and Real People Catwalk Show, Elaine Foster-Gandey etc. Tickets 10 – 12 pounds from ica.org

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