Osman’s London fashion week (LFW) invitation was an inkling of what would be on the runway. The neo-folkish heart prints that scrawled their way across the back of the card ran through certain pieces of the collection: a pitch black pair of cropped pants and matching shell top, a fuchsia shift, a white slit skirt and peplum top, amoung others. If you want something different to the prints of the season, here’s your answer: richly embroidered, beautifully colour contrasted, not to be overlooked and for all the right reasons.
But Osman’s spring / summer 2013 collection used the richness of colour and texture to create other masterful outfits too, ones that didn’t opt for embroidery or pattern. Plunging tops were cut more as triangles than V-shapes, meaning slip-ups are less of a danger. While some of the asymmetrical and architectural shapes were better suited to the runway, colour blocked pieces in vibrant silk or panelled black leather were ideal for every day, long term wear.
Osman Yousefzada knows how to create something that sticks without it going over the top. And that’s what made his spring 2013 collection a pleasure to behold.
You can see all of the Osman spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree