A few highlights I filmed and spliced together from the International Makeup Artist Trade Show held at Kensington Olympia, London, 3-5 June 2016 (footage from the final day).
With the exhibition drawing to a close this week I thought I’d cast my mind back over my visit to the National Portrait Gallery this Spring to see the Vogue 100 exhibition. Many who are into fashion will probably have seen or heard about it already, but if you missed out then I will summarise my own experience for you.
The final day of India Fashion Week London saw a great display of Western-South Asian fusion designs.
First on the ramp, designer Anushree Reddy whose designs donned subtle prints and surprising embellishments, a blend of Vintage Flamboyant Floral fused with age old Hyderabadi zardozi. Standing out for their bursts of colours, drama, glamour, easy to wear prêt and uber glam couture.
Friday night saw the launch of the first ever India Fashion Week London, and unlike the UK’s counterpart London Fashion Week, ExCel London welcomed a more vibrant colour-loving audience into its halls.
In a crowd littered with familiar faces we saw Sky Desi Rascals reality TV stars Jo Shah and Moses Baig, Karan Tacker the Indian television actor and host, all spotted catwalk-side. Noted bloggers included Ezza Khan of “Be your own shade of beautiful”, Rumena Begum and Samiz Mustak.
The inaugural fashion show was opened by DJ Neev Spencer and followed by Presenter Sonali Shah, both ambassadors of the British Asian Trust who came to show their enthusiasm for the growth of Asian fashion in the UK market.