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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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Written by Amelia Gregory

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