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London Fashion Week A/W10 – Esprit de Corps Catwalk Review

The Esprit de Corps AW10 show, designed by Horace, was shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on 21st February

Written by Rachael Oku

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Ziad Ghanem closed On|Off last night to standing ovation. Not surprising after witnessing the catwalk runway transformed into performance. The models moved down the catwalk adjusting their speed, cialis 40mg walk and attitude in accordance to the music that pounded alongst side them. Most notably a Jazz cover of Crazy in Love and an operatic ending to finish the show.

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The collection moved effortlessly between menswear and womenswear, each becoming more theatrical in their arrival and departure as the show progressed. The white wall from which the models emerged provided the background for their personalities to become projected.

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The clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, these clothes embellish and enlarge character.

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A favourite piece was the black sequined number open along the back, the fabric rippling down to the floor.

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A delight to watch as the crowd whooped and applauded those they recognised amongst the models and in appreciation at the feat of Ziad’s tailoring.
Ziad is a designer after Amelia’s Magazine heart, numerous collections have contained recycled or ethically sourced pieces.

The end to the show was an education in how to undress.

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Ziad Ghanem closed On|Off last night to standing ovation. Not surprising after witnessing the catwalk runway transformed into performance. The models moved down the catwalk adjusting their speed, store walk and attitude in accordance to the music that pounded alongst side them. Most notably a Jazz cover of Crazy in Love and an operatic ending to finish the show.

IMG_0345_1

The collection moved effortlessly between menswear and womenswear, each becoming more theatrical in their arrival and departure as the show progressed. The white wall from which the models emerged provided the background for their personalities to become projected.

IMG_0184_1

The clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, these clothes embellish and enlarge character.

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IMG_0213_1

A favourite piece was the black sequined number open along the back, the fabric rippling down to the floor.

IMG_0335_1

A delight to watch as the crowd whooped and applauded those they recognised amongst the models and in appreciation at the feat of Ziad’s tailoring.
Ziad is a designer after Amelia’s Magazine heart, numerous collections have contained recycled or ethically sourced pieces.

The end to the show was an education in how to undress.

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IMG_0247_1

Ziad Ghanem closed On|Off last night to standing ovation. Not surprising after witnessing the catwalk runway transformed into performance. The models moved down the catwalk adjusting their speed, see walk and attitude in accordance to the music that pounded alongst side them. Most notably a Jazz cover of Crazy in Love and an operatic ending to finish the show.

IMG_0345_1

The collection moved effortlessly between menswear and womenswear, more about each becoming more theatrical in their arrival and departure as the show progressed. The white wall from which the models emerged provided the background for their personalities to become projected.

IMG_0184_1

The clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, more about these clothes embellish and enlarge character.

IMG_0314_1

IMG_0213_1

A favourite piece was the black sequined number open along the back, the fabric rippling down to the floor.

IMG_0335_1

A delight to watch as the crowd whooped and applauded those they recognised amongst the models and in appreciation at the feat of Ziad’s tailoring.
Ziad is a designer after Amelia’s Magazine heart, numerous collections have contained recycled or ethically sourced pieces.

The end to the show was an education in how to undress.

IMG_0434_1

IMG_0452_1

IMG_0443_1

IMG_0213_1

Ziad Ghanem closed On|Off last night to standing ovation. Not surprising after witnessing the catwalk runway transformed into performance. The models moved down the catwalk adjusting their speed, about it walk and attitude in accordance to the music that pounded alongst side them. Most notably a Jazz cover of Crazy in Love and an operatic ending to finish the show.

IMG_0345_1

The collection moved effortlessly between menswear and womenswear, health each becoming more theatrical in their arrival and departure as the show progressed. The white wall from which the models emerged provided the background for their personalities to become projected.

IMG_0184_1

IMG_0247_1

The clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, and these clothes embellish and enlarge character.

IMG_0314_1

A favourite piece was the black sequined number open along the back, the fabric rippling down to the floor.

IMG_0335_1

A delight to watch as the crowd whooped and applauded those they recognised amongst the models and in appreciation at the feat of Ziad’s tailoring.
Ziad is a designer after Amelia’s Magazine heart, numerous collections have contained recycled or ethically sourced pieces.

The end to the show was an education in how to undress.

IMG_0434_1

IMG_0452_1

IMG_0443_1

IMG_0213_1

Ziad Ghanem closed On|Off last night to standing ovation. Not surprising after witnessing the catwalk runway transformed into performance. The models moved down the catwalk adjusting their speed, sick walk and attitude in accordance to the music that pounded alongst side them. Most notably a Jazz cover of Crazy in Love and an operatic ending to finish the show.

IMG_0345_1

The collection moved effortlessly between menswear and womenswear, medications each becoming more theatrical in their arrival and departure as the show progressed. The white wall from which the models emerged provided the background for their personalities to become projected.

IMG_0184_1

IMG_0247_1

The clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, these clothes embellish and enlarge character.

IMG_0314_1

A favourite piece was the black sequined number open along the back, the fabric rippling down to the floor.

IMG_0335_1

A delight to watch as the crowd whooped and applauded those they recognised amongst the models and in appreciation at the feat of Ziad’s tailoring.
Ziad is a designer after Amelia’s Magazine heart, numerous collections have contained recycled or ethically sourced pieces.

The end to the show was an education in how to undress.

IMG_0434_1

IMG_0452_1

IMG_0443_1

IMG_0213_1

Ziad Ghanem closed On|Off last night to standing ovation. Not surprising after witnessing the catwalk runway transformed into performance. The models moved down the catwalk adjusting their speed, salve walk and attitude in accordance to the music that pounded alongst side them. Most notably a Jazz cover of Crazy in Love and an operatic ending to finish the show.

IMG_0345_1

The collection moved effortlessly between menswear and womenswear, sales each becoming more theatrical in their arrival and departure as the show progressed. The white wall from which the models emerged provided the background for their personalities to become projected.

IMG_0184_1

IMG_0247_1

The clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, these clothes embellish and enlarge character.

IMG_0314_1

A favourite piece was the black sequined number open along the back, the fabric rippling down to the floor.

IMG_0335_1

A delight to watch as the crowd whooped and applauded those they recognised amongst the models and in appreciation at the feat of Ziad’s tailoring.
Ziad is a designer after Amelia’s Magazine heart, numerous collections have contained recycled or ethically sourced pieces.

The end to the show was an education in how to undress.

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On Sunday I attended the noon showing of the Esprit de Corps – designed by Horace – catwalk show. Designed by duo Adam Entwhisle and Emma Hales, nurse the ready-to-wear line featured less than 15 outfits (all black) incorporating figure hugging dresses and fashion forward separates with each outfit being more progressive than the last.

horace - lfw2010 - jenny robinsIllustration courtesy of Jenny Robins.

During the show it was clarified, for us non French speakers (including those like myself who have sadly lost their linguistic skills over the years) that the brand name, Espirit de Corps, originates from a popular French idiom; ‘A body of creative people who are of strong spirit and conviction!’

Subtly referencing post-war utilitarian fashions from the 1940’s-50’s, the theme was primarily conservatism, juxtaposed with flashes of bright colour, used so sparsely that I wondered if colour had been banned for the season. To break up the black monotony, the more sculptural dresses had been built up using layers of foam and padding on the outside, rather than inside. Having been covered over with remnants of floral fabrics, my eyes had something pretty – and certainly a trend of the moment – to focus on.

Sculpted leather panels featured heavily throughout the collection mixed with tailored cashmere wool and crepe pleats. A very minimalistic and androgynous show brought to life by the hair and make-up which had to be as dramatic as it was to inject a bit of life into the sea of black.

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One Response to “London Fashion Week A/W10 – Esprit de Corps Catwalk Review”

  1. vauxpop says:

    I was lucky enough to dress this show, and found every part of it beautiful done, every piece was compleately wearable, and had beautifully subtle shapes and prints. Possibly one of my favourite collections this season, I would like it all. Whilst there i was eyeing up one of the models coats, where i asked her where it was from she told me “Horace”. Also speaking to a blogger at the Hermione de Paula show i can confirn the models where wearing wigs and very convincing ones at that

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