Osman Yousefzada has cemented himself as a designer whose dresses have trademark signatures including simple yet highly intelligent and directional pieces, artful prints and designs that are solid, wearable separates. Therefore, it was of no surprise to see his Spring/Summer 16 collection, shown at London Fashion Week, was chockfull of beautifully constructed dresses and suits that had a high wearability factor.
"I ask you for violence, in the nonsense, and you, you give me grace, your light and your warmth." Yousefzada quoted wonderful words of affection from a Frida Kahlo love letter in his show notes, giving way to his collection that heavily featured references to both her art and her personal style.
A simple yet impactful monochrome mixed amongst brighter pieces emblazoned with a vivid oversized ikat print took to the runway as Osman introduced his first menswear runway, alongside his womenswear collection. Silhouettes came in the form of voluminous layered ruffles and streamlined tailored suits. The beaded tree decorations in three of the closing looks were among the most sharply pronounced callouts to Frida Kahlo, whilst Stephen Jone's take on her trademark headbands hit the nail on the proverbial head.
Discover the full collection via our gallery below...