Trained in architecture from The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, Omer Asim is a designer with a truly unique aesthetic. The man is an explorer who consistently pushes the envelope by de constructing and reinterpreting the shapes and silhouettes that are found in modern fashion and design. His Autumn/Winter 2016 collection presentation was held at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in Soho and there is only one word to describe the venue, the collection and the ambience: striking.
The collection explores the concept of contrast and balance – masculine and feminine, black and white, leather and silk, wool and wood, et al. Omer Asim remained true to his contemporary aesthetic, clean lines and architectural silhouettes, with a muted minimal colour palette and unique textures, coupled with intricate details. In his exploration of contrast, Omer Asim created many unexpected combinations – for example, pairing a structured, asymmetric top with a feminine mid-length skirt.As always, the minimalism of every piece allowed the sheer quality of the craft to shine through, and it was evident that every single piece in this collection was tailored with utmost care and attentiveness. The attention to detail stretched to the hair and makeup as well, which was carefully chosen to create the illusion that the models were ethereal statues rather than human.
It was simply mind-blowing but of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less from this talented designer.
Photo Credits – Joe Hart