Accessible luxury rules the Osman Spring/Summer 2015 runway, offering up flattering, feminine looks for both day and evening. Designer Osman Yousefzada is obsessed with cut and fit, and tends toward strict, streamlined silhouettes. Yet, spring brought a sense of peace and relaxation, with understated, glamorous looks that allowed for more freedom of movement.
The show launches with a serene selection of monochrome outfits, at times dotted with sparkly little Os, which were inspired by cameo brooches worn by the Maharani of Jodhpur. This decorative element had a really great effect when Yousefzada showed the embroidered Os on coordinated separates paired with an incredible pair of thigh-high flats. Sculptural qualities enhanced the looks, with shoulder cut-outs crafting a glove-like fit on one white sweater, and a starchy bow outfitted on a smooth, seamless cape. The monochrome looks eventually transition into muted pastels, touched with black fringe and sashes. Although print and embroidery saturated the London runways, Osman used a light touch to accomplish his looks. His watercolor inkblot print was especially dreamy as it recalled a summer sky populated with wispy clouds.
Metallics took over for a brief moment, enough to make an impact on fringey ponchos and beautifully cut separates. The collection showed ahead of Osman’s big news: he announced after the show that he will be collaborating with Amazon to release a limited-edition capsule collection reflective of the work on his Spring/Summer 2015 runway. His goal was to make his clothing more accessible and available to a broader consumer base. With a wearable, elegant show like this, there is no doubt he will attract a new crop of appreciative loyal patrons.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree