Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ziad Ghanem Spring/Summer 2012 collection at London Fashion Week

After a long day running from show to show and queuing for hours, you may go in to a Ziad Ghanem show feeling exhausted and agitated, but you’ll come out feeling invigorated and on a high!
Titled ‘Matka Joanna’ the collection’s inspiration came from the Polish film ‘Matka Joanna od aniolow’ (Mother Joan of the Angels). Here is good and evil in a tale of a nun processed by demons and where love and sacrifice is her only salvation.

OK the inspiration doesn’t sound like something that will lift your spirits but Ziad uses fine art performers as well as models. These performers know how to work that catwalk and work it they did!  
 The gorgeous singer Miss SaHHara sashayed in a silk flower print evening gown dramatised with the red colour bleeding, and even more so with red drips painted down SaHHara’s shoulders.   
Dominatrix and fire performer Jessica Love Dougher showed tough love in a see through corseted dress and g string.(tattoos model's own)
Marnie Scarlet- Diva Extraordinaire mixing latex with a froth of tulle  
Contemporary dancer Laura Cherry striking a pose

Here temptation abounds in burlesque curve enhancing corsets
and diaphanous silk organza body skimming silhouettes worn with nothing underneath. 
One little black dress although body skimming, looked quite demure and ordinary compared to the rest of the collection, until....
she walked past and showed a long row of loosely tied laces exposing her back and derrier.

The colour palette was monochrome representing good and evil 
with splashes of bright red, pinks and
Bringing innocence in to the collection was Ziad’s little niece wearing a white bridesmaid style dress, although she gave a little diva toss of her hair as she walked off the stage- bless! 

Images by Chris Dadey

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