Designer Osman first came onto the fashion scene a few years ago after quitting a career in banking and deciding to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer. With what seems like overnight success he has sky rocketed to the top .His futuristic pioneering designs have made him a favourite with fashionistas like Kate Moss and Thandie Newton and his popularity is growing by the day. So this was one collection that I could scarcely contain my excitement about seeing.
This show could not have been more different than his now infamous SS 10 show last year where his models were resplendent in all white ,ultramodern pieces, save for the occasional fleck of gold.
As the lights went out we were greeted by the tinkling of classical music and a troop of four models decked out in beautifully draped knee length dresses in rich earthy brown, finished off with dove grey opaque tights and futuristic oval sunglasses like something out of a Clockwork Orange. Unlike the towering sculptural heels of his last collection his models stepped out in flat tan and black suede loafers.
These were swiftly followed by models in angular cut coats in big checks worn with billowing wide legged trousers in dove greys, lilacs and royal blues. Osman even showed us he could do ladylike ,presenting us with garments with a simple yet sophisticated edge like bright coloured high waisted trousers teamed with light, airy nude coloured shirts.
Luckily for us over the knee boots are still on trend this season and Osman added a fresh twist by moving away from the black and patent leather seen in shows last season and the models walked down the runway in taupe, nude and beige creations.
The collection was also accentuated with flashes of coral throughout whether it was peachy pink bandeau bras tucked under chocolate brown cropped suits or in the form of a comfy looking midriff bearing polo neck poncho it complemented his primarily nude colour scheme beautifully.
Osman really added the X-Factor to his collection with the unexpected bursts of colour with pieces encrusted with over-sized jewels. The flashes of red yellow and blue gems on super high beige wedges as well as eye popping jewel covered dresses and intricately bead embellished tops really stole the show.