London Fashion Week: Osman Spring/Summer Collection
There are many reasons to get excited about fashion week: the cascade of materials brushing against the concrete, photographers everywhere (even outside of tube stations), the surprisingly sunny weather.
However, none of these things stunned quite as much as the Osman Spring/Summer 19 show, with garish golds and fitted two piece suits, the collection encompassed everything exciting about the new season- change.
Osman pride themselves on being a brand comprised of ‘niche luxury womenswear with an intellectual approach to design’. This philosophy drove Osman Yousefzada’s newest collection as formal evening gowns and suits were reimagined with wonderful knots and tiered fabrics that breathed life back into the garments.
I know what you’re thinking? Evening gowns and suits, it’s not really ~ groundbreaking ~ is it?
But it was. The collection was incredible, in particular a deep purple/gold metallic stained suit; unlike most runway pieces, this outfit could be worn to work and then into the late hours of the morning, all you’d need is a change of shoes.
It is so rare to get catwalk fashion that feels ready-to-wear, regardless of how many brands use the tagline, sometimes designers create beautiful, but ultimately unwearable pieces. What set Osman apart is his ability to tap into what women want; a stunning yet effortless evening outfit.
While led the price point for this brand is a little steep, it is no where near the extortionate prices some brands are charging (Gucci balaclava, anyone?). If you’re vigalent and hit the sales at the right time, Osman would definitely be a brand worth investing in.
Overall, the show was a refreshing display of re-worked, classic evening attire and we can’t wait to see what Osman has next.
[photo credits: Tia Daby]