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Posts Tagged ‘Issa’

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review : Issa

A Brazilian take on Bollywood and some eye-popping party dresses were the order of the day at the Issa S/S 2011 catwalk show at Somerset House.

Written by Lauren Smith

ISSA catwalk collection S/S 2011

With Illustrations by Natasha Thompson

Hold on to your hats kids, abortion the turban is back! Or it is if Issa has her way.

According to the Brazilian-born designer S/S 11 is also going to be an Indian Summer, discount as she (like the Daks show I saw on Saturday) sent a collection of exotic, richly coloured jersey and silk looks down the catwalk, complete with gem-encrusted accessories and shoes, and jewel-toned turbans wound around the models’ heads.

Apparently ‘India’s evolving cultural influences and imperious architecture’ inspired the collection – but let’s not get too bogged down in the detail. What we saw was a complete summer wardrobe of whimsical day dresses, punchy prints and glammed up evening wear.

There’s nothing challenging here – Issa makes super flattering beachwear and glam, fail-safe party frocks for the Kings Road set – and is known for her dresses that can take you “from the beach to the office and then onto the red… read more

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London’s ELEPHANT PARADE!

The Elephant Parade comes to London Town in a glorious parade of art, fashion and awareness, to benefit the Elephant Family charity's work to prevent the extinction of the Asian elephant. Some of our wonderful illustrators take on some of our favourites…

Written by Matt Bramford

A selection of elephants by Paul Shinn Allow me to introduce you to Marjorie, there pictured below. She’s one of 258 fibreglass elephants in and around London decorated by some […]