London Fashion Week (LFW) is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the Big Four international catwalk influencers. Danish Wakeel, whose collections I always overview on my blog because of his attention to neckline deign in menswear, showcased his brand new collection “Retrogression” at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this February at an eminent London fashion week A/W 2014.Inspired by drugs, decadence and debauchery, ‘Retrogression’ is a jaunty and ebullient high fashion collection created by a fashion designer/high fashion model Danish Wakeel. Wakeel describes ‘decadence’ as a form of luxurious self-fulfillment affiliated by the erosion and decline of moral, ethical and sexual mores. While designing ‘Retrogression’ Wakeel was inspired by the roaring 1920s, which saw a seismic shift in values for many Americans. After the U.S. emerged victorious from the Great War, an economic boom resonated throughout the land and a fervently capitalist America emerged. This spirit beat more vicariously in the hearts of some more than others. Those wealthy enough to rejoice in the newly-conceived luxuries did so with utter abandon. As a result the strong American work ethic quickly transmogrified into a society buoyed by incessant hedonism and the pursuit of personal fulfilment. Danish Wakeel was further inspired by Irish poet and wit and the original dandy Oscar Wilde, who championed the philosophy of Aestheticism. Known for his biting acuity, flamboyant dress and glittering repartee, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. Lastly the high fashion model turned designer incorprated whimsical romance with a nod to Cupid the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. ‘Retrogression’ is a celebration of the epoch of decadence, hedonism and dark romance and is buoyed by myriad sleek and artisinal couture-like silhouettes; a kaleidoscope of colour and a cornucopia of luxurious fabrics. Look back and revel! The entire show was sponsored by London’s premium cosmetic surgery group, Berkeley Square Medical, which is one of the UK’s leading providers of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery with head offices in Mayfair London, Paris and Dubai. (http://www.berkeleysquaremedical.com/) The PR of the show was provided by the ‘London Model Academy’ while the creative direction was supervised by ‘Haus of Projects’. The make up and hair for ‘Retrogression’ show was made by a head make-up and hair designer from In-Ven-Tive, Ian Massa-Harris. The make up sponsor for the show was ‘TEN IMAGE’ .
Twin Bow Ties is a unique and the only brand in Russia that produced eco friendly wooden bow ties, 100% handicraft.
The brand was formed in 2013 by twin brothers, well-known male models in Ekaterinburg. Their bow ties are produced of valuable wood and the best textiles from all over the world, and crafted by the best wood workers in the third generation.
Twin Bow Ties has already became a popular accessory among fashionistas in many countries. The company ships its products to USA, Italy, France and Ukraine on a regular basis.
A Ukrainian artist, Korolevsky Yevgen, destroys a picture of the spirit of Ukraine every day. The artist shows a very unique approach to portraits – she states she can see an invisible creature behind any person and thus produces portraits of spiritual creatures rather than humans. Some of them look like monsters from the other world. Who knows, maybe they are those creatures who scary children in the night. In her works called ‘The spirit of Ukraine’ the artist represents the pain she is suffering from with her country and what the spirit of her Mother-land looks like nowadays.
The reason why I am posting it in my fashion blog is that I like the massive double colour fur collar she is wearing in this photo:
MUA: Yana Norkina
hair: Dasha Temchenko
The Conceptual shoots of ‘Retrogression’, featuring stunning miss London Borough Eternal UK 2013 Rosemary Lloyd and pulchritudinous high fashion model and designer Danish Wakeel, are indubitably evoking interest, desire and inquisitiveness for the forthcoming London Fashion week in Feburary 2014.
From the commencement of his design career, model-turned-designer Danish Wakeel went straight into haute couture taking men’s fashion in an entirely new direction. With his extravagantly staged shows he transformed the presentation of fashion into ‘gesamtkunstwerk’. And with his unconventional mixtures of styles, patterns and ostentatious collars and lapels he definitely showed fans of ‘power dressing’ the power of imagination. The sneak peek of ‘Retrogression’ collection via promo shoots featuring Danish Wakeel in a bombastic jacket with an avant-garde mink lapel detail has created provocation and teasing for the designer’s upcoming London Fashion week show. Danish Wakeel describes his Retrogression as a luxurious self-indulgence inspired by drugs, decadence and debauchery.