Nasir Mazhar Spring/Summer 2013

Nasir Mazhar put the BOOM in Bloomsbury unveiling his full-throttle ready-to-wear collection titled ‘GTI Sex Speed Turbo’ which collided beautifully towards a tropical explosion of influences and style.
The surrounding Georgian buildings trembled as space-ship swag crash landed into the Top Shop Showspace re-branding Bedford ‘hip to be’ Square Gardens. A crew of models and grime MC’s alike disembarked taking centre stage proclaiming this new world.. ghetto heaven.
The pop-up Caribbean barber shop lay backdrop to some seriously delicious sports-luxe meets alien-cyber wear, a 90’s aesthetic cultivated the all-round look while East End culture set the tone.

Mazhar’s collection celebrates the many diverse cultural influences and people of East London and as a proud resident himself, it’s not hard to see why he has chosen such a heart-felt dedication.

Designer & Brand Info: NASIR MAZHAR

Article & Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012

Styling: Anna Trevelyan & Matthew Josephs

Make Up: Ayami Nishimura @ Julian Watson Agency

Hair: Alex Brownsell @ D+V  Hair Team: Bleach London

Set Design: Andrea Cellerino @ The Magnet Agency

Nails: WAH

Sorapol Spring/Summer 2013 – Euphoria

A subterranean soho venue set the scene for Sorapol’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, inspired by the well to do ‘Catherine’ fleeing bourgeois comfort to submerge herself in the bohemian culture of Kings Road circa 1974. Spiraling into ‘Euphoria’ guests consumed pre-show cocktails as an equally highly-charged panther shaped motorbike came roaring down the catwalk to open the show. Our eyes followed the bio-mechanical feline as it descended through a portal bound for planet Sorapol…. white rabbits after all, are so last season.

Models came cascading down a ‘cocaine’ laced runway to beats reminiscent of celeb fan Azelia Banks’ hit 212. The ‘Catherines’ stumbled seemingly drunk and disorientated with an air of flamboyance reflected in the psychedelic mix of bejeweled crop tops, fuchsia bralets complimenting neon orange peplum skirts and shimmering sequin suspender chaps and pants.
Although clothes were feminine, models appeared genderless in an eccentric new romantic way, masks created by Achraf Amir alluded to the highly influential aesthetic of Leigh Bowery.

Designer & Brand Info: SORAPOL

Creative Director: Daniel Lismore

PR Team: Pop PR

Article by Tania Willis

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012

Sarah Forsyth Store Opening

Last night London-based handbag designer Sarah Forsyth invited guests to celebrate the launch of her flagship boutique and Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Against the chic white back drop of the Chelsea store an exotic rainbow of reptile skins from cobra to stingray popped like a 3D tropical jungle against their minimalist backdrop.

As a luxury handbag label Sarah Forsyth specialises in the most finest leathers and exotic skins. Each bag is bound by an element of reptile skin, from metallic scales, to sultry plum python and eye popping turquoise. Bags stretch from basic wallets, to medium sized shoppers all exuding simplicity, beauty and versatility.

Designer and Brand Info: Sarah Forsyth

PR Team: Goodley PR

Article by Tania Willis

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012