British Pakistani fashion model turned designer Danish Wakeel reaches Italian high fashion- Rendez-vous De La Mode

Famed for his international commercial success in the recent years, Danish Wakeel is known for translating his fervent interest in historical themes to fashion couture collections. Young, ambitious British Pakistani model turned designer has the ability to communicate and celebrate diverse inspirations. His idiosyncratic take on a dominant idea, notion, concept, color, era, form or a motif with a twist has enabled his creations to retain modernity and high end luxury. Making fashion and feature films with British and European actors is only the tip of the iceberg for Danish’s uncompromising vision for contemporary menswear and womenswear. 

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Post London fashion week in September 2014 , Wakeel  was virtually invited for an exclusive feature by an Italian journalist Fiorella Bellagotti, who was visiting London from Rome and conducting a report on London fashion week SS 2015 for Rendez-vous De La Mode magazine. Fiorella attended Danish Wakeel’s ‘Egyptian Harem’ show at the fashion week and was impressed with this young visionary artist’s display on the main runway.


International rockstar Cass Lewis from the British rock band Skunk Anansie was a celebrity guest star in the shoot wearing Danish Wakeel for Rendez-vous De La Mode’s coming issue along with a few more stunning Italian models.


Rendez-vous De La Mode is a quarterly Italian high fashion couture and bridal magazine that features beauty, Italian secrets, travel, portfolio, eco fashion, talent, textile and many more topics related to the glorious world of vogue. The magazine brings into the forefronts the latest fashion trends, the ins and outs of vogue and the up to the minute from the fashion industry. The magazine special features include the interviews of various established and up and coming fashion kings and queens including fashion designers, models, photographers, make up artists, fashion stylists etc. 

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Raw meat collars

Photographer Pınar Yolaçan

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Noa Raviv. Graduate collection.

Discover how Noa Raviv, born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, played with neckline in her graduate collection.


Noa Raviv printed and stitched lines and grids onto fabrics to evoke images of corrupted 3D drawings made using computer modelling software.

“While working on a 3D software I was fascinated by the grid shown on the 2D screen and by the way black repetitive lines defines voluminous objects,” Raviv told Dezeen.

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Jewel neckline

Beautiful neckline design on a dress worn by Valeria Lukyanova


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London fashion Week is an event renowned not simply for the fashion itself. Each year, this massive event guarantees high octane glamour plus the odd diva tantrum along the way. The vibrant and cosmopolitan nature of London makes London Fashion Week a unique event allowing both established and new designers a platform to display their new collections in front of the press and avid fashionistas. The high fashion British model-turned-designer with Pakistani origins Danish Wakeel renowned for fashion spectacles at the London fashion week that gives a whistle-stop tour of the world history. This season, he took a prolonged stopover in Ancient Egypt for his SS 2015 couture collection ‘Egyptian Harem’ – the Wakeel’s most exciting, innovative and celebratory capsule to date was showcased on the opening day of London Fashion week S/S 2015 at the luxurious and quintessentially British boutique establishment – The Gore Hotel in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The designer rummaged his latest collection at the British Museum in London as well as by floating half-a-mile high in a hot-air balloon that took him on an aerial tour of Egypt that included the Valley of the Kings, Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor. According to Wakeel, the Egyptians were the original architects of fashion and arbiters of style. Ancient Egyptian culture began at the end of the Neolithic period or Stone Age and remained vibrant up to the collapse of the Ptolemaic dynasty, following the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC.

1The Wakeel’s ‘Egyptian Harem’ capsule is a gilded cornucopia of fantasy and allure that utilizes every technical gem available to couture ateliers and is a homage to the ancient Pyramids; the lost treasures, and sacred tombs of King Tutankhamen and Queen Nefertiti; all remarkable human inventions and achievements in themselves that are reflected in the reverential and resplendent couture creations.


Danish Wakeel brought ancient Egypt back from the tombs for his ‘Egyptian Harem’ haute couture show at the London fashion week SS 2015— and the result never looked so glitzy or modern. Wakeel’s take on the ancients included models at the commencement of the show as queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra followed by their pharaohs. There were captivating headdresses based on ancient silhouettes, from fertility goddess Isis to dog-head Anubis to hawk Horus, keeper of wisdom. Most of all, it was an euphoric fabric show, from a luxurious skirts to a heavily embellished swim suit in matt black color. Egypt-inspired ornaments worn by male models under and over sumptuous velvet, silks and cotton suits of bright and auriferous pallet, it was a rich treat.

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Asymmetrical beaded collar

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Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Iman wearing collared necklaces

ICONIC three generations of beauties – Rihanna, 26, Naomi Campbell, 44, and Iman, 59 – have posed together for the first time, and the resulting pictures in September’s W Magazine are unsurprisingly beautiful.

The trio came together for a story celebrating fashion brand Balmain’s 28-year-old creative director, Olivier Rousteing, who says the three embody his style. The magazine wrote: “These women are inspiring to so many different people,’ he said. ‘Bringing them together represents the concept I’m working toward.”

With Rihanna as the cover of the magazine, the inside picture spread, all taken by photographer Emma Summerton, the supermodels and the pop star are wearing pieces from Balmain’s Fall 2014 collection. In one shot, all three are wearing large sweaters with differing black and white skirts as Mr Rousteing sits on the floor. In another, Rihanna and Ms Campbell are wearing provocative tops made of brightly colored rope, while Iman is in a more modest zebra print jacket. All three wear stacked collared necklaces.



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