The fashion world is constantly changing. Great minds are inspired by the most diverse and obscure situations of society, their habits, their ideas and also their defeats. International model and fashion designer Danish Wakeel was arousing to a particular emotional product of an intense research on drugs, sexuality and the dark sides of a society without inhibition. I like the brave selection of colours that Danish always brings to the menswear and his intellectual ideas that always lie behind his collections, and so would like to share his great new photos with you.
The “Controversial and Monumental fashion editorial” featuring Danish´s latest A/W´14 collection was organized by an upcoming fashion designer and stylist Lucas Bueno and his team of professionals. Without the strong contribution of all these excellent professionals and their skills and talents achieving the brief wouldn’t happen. Translating themes into fashion that are per se complex requires a lot of research and commitment.
The indulgence and seduction of the collection and the melody sang by two live performers Rose Parsons and Stanley Volk, brought an atmosphere of debauchery and playfulness on set which was easy to make all the models get inside the theme the designer wanted to portray.
Fashion is a multicultural road! Danish wanted to bring a new language by working with models of different nationalities and backgrounds. For Danish, it was all about cultural richness. Lucas gave special attention on choosing the team, from MUAs to the models and photographers, focusing on cultural richness. Studies about Sociology prove that actions, ideas and intensions are a result of cultural processes connected to the roots of every individual and based on this thought the theme was explored.
The Controversial and Monumental fashion editorial for Danish Wakeel A/W´14 is about bringing the inhibition of society and its rage of actions and emotions through multicultural ways.
A special thanks to the fashion forecaster Roger Dearden; fashion photographers – Felipe Phitzgerard (Mr.Phits Photography) and Marcin Porebski; video team – Tessa Michaelides, Almino the Great, Norbert Szekeres and Charlie Goodboy. Fashion journalist Srishti Jha and performers Rose Parsons and Stanley Volk. Hair and make-up – Alexandra Teodorescu, Andrea Canciu and Zee Zak.
When it comes to the world of Vogue, fashion journalism and media is an important part. The spotlight at London, as we ushered in London Fashion Week (LFW) for the AW2014 shows 14th-18th February, Danish Wakeel’s ‘Retrogression’ show had been one of the most iconic and talked about shows that attracted local and international press coverage. The public, together with international press and buyers, had an opportuntunity to explore the collection of one of the most innovative fashion icons Danish Wakeel, who is becoming obviously a celebrated rising stars on a global level attracting attention from around the world. London Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers.
The ‘Retrogression’ show at the London fashion week AW2014 added the much required gravitas to Danish Wakeel’s star stature and he proved once again that his creativity and aesthetics are much more than just a mainstream high fashion runway model and an actor.
A proud British Asian star, who continues to make his country proud with every new endeavour, always designs unusual collars and lapels for his menswear collections. I can imagine if someone appeared on public wearing one of his jackets with unusually long lapels he would definitely get all eyes on him and would seem to be a real dandy.
Danish has gradually managed to secure a place for himself as one of the respected designers who presents collections each season in London for the past few years. His films, in which his extravagant creations are presented in a very subtle manner, seem to be quite popular.
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After having worked at the fashion house Roberto Cavalli, where she learned everything about embroidery, Vivetta created in 2009 VIVETTA, her brand which year after has increased its fame and got a worldwide success resulting from its placement in many department stores and the most exclusive boutiques.