So on Monday, work sent me to cover the first Omani fashion show in London which was held at the Montcalm hotel in Marble Arch.
Guys, I gotta say I was pretty disappointed with the amount of pieces available at the show. It seems that the ‘Omani fashion show’ was really a ruse to increase promotion for Omani tourism. I spent an hour waiting for the show to start (it was meant to start at 3 but didn’t – big surprise) and then had to sit through a short video on Oman and it’s deliciously rich culture which the video exploited in order to create interest in it as a tourism hotspot. When the show did finally start, it was over in about ten minutes flat with about eight (if not less than that) different ensembles showcased. Safe to say I left as soon as the show ended (now I think of it I wish I had stayed for the food. Omani food is amazing!)
Overall the selection of items in the show were poor but the craftsmanship and individuality of the dresses and suits on show were definitely appeasing. The collection by the Omani designer Alaa Al Siyabi, who is better known for creating a unique eleven meter long and three meter wide traditional Omani dress for Muscat’s Royal Opera House Fashion Show, was regal in its form and there was no expense spared for the best of quality materials and embroidery.
I’d feel like a queen in one of these dress suits. I really would.
Unfortunately all the other pictures I had taken at the show came out too blurry for my liking so you only get to see two/eight of the designs but I’m sure you guys can get a clear vision of the rest of the collection from these images. There was a red two piece that had pointed shoulder pads as well as a yellow and red flamenco like train – very jaffar from Aladdin – or so I thought any way ~
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Have a great weekend every one! xx