Omar Mansoor Spring/Summer 2018 “The New Empire”

Omar Mansoor has taken inspiration for his latest collection from The Russian Revolution, marking 100 years of this historical event. In his 13th season at London Fashion Week, Omar takes us back to a time at the beginning of the last century, when exotic dresses made way to fuss-free uniform-like clothes, conforming to a more conservative, communist code.

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Omar’s collection straddles the two styles, with floaty feminine silhouettes adorned by embroidered Red Army insignia, and though the collection only uses neutral colours – off-white, cream, taupe, pale pink – there is plenty of variety to keep you interested. I personally find the lack of colour refreshing; the eye is drawn to the mix of fabrics and the beautifully tailored shapes of the pieces.

For me there is also a distinct sixties feel to this collection, with its embroidered mini shifts and lacy maxi dresses to frilly jumpsuits. The collection takes you easily from day wear to evening wear and you are never quite sure where one ends and the other one begins.

Footwear by Lucy Choi

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