Oxford Fashion Studio Presents 15 Diverse Designers in Paris during Fashion Week at the Intercontinental Le Grand
Oxford Fashion Studio presented 15 designers from 13 countries in three stunning group shows at the Intercontinental Le Grand Hotel’s spectacular ballroom to a full house of editors, buyers, influencers, stylists and fashion insiders from around the globe. The collections ranged from eveningwear to handbags, jewelry and swim to resortwear; including a wide range of women’s and some men’s fashion.
Oxford Fashion Studio highlights independent fashion designers from all over the world; giving nearly 700 designers, from over 70 different countries, over the past 10 years a platform to showcase their talent. In the past year, designers showcased their work at three world class runway show venues; in New York at Pier 59, in London at the Royal Opera House, and in Paris at the stunning Intercontinental Le Grand offering designers a top tier runway experience. You can learn more at Oxfordfashionstudio.com
Puerto Rican designer Nashili of Netflix’s “Next In Fashion” presented her collection “Appropriation,” inspired by politics, social and religious issues. The collection featured upcycled, organic and recycled fabrics with an emphasis on denim constructed in the most interesting and architecturally structured way. Denim in various hues of blues were paired with cream, and white separates.
I am So Kate Luxe
The I AM SO KATE collection “Island Resort” captured the essence of the brands commitment catering to the spirit of the adventurous traveling women looking for a vacation wardrobe. Lightweight fabrics of silky chiffon prints, vegan silk, and denim were used to create perfectly tailored cigarette pants, bandeau tops, jumpers, shorts and ethereal kimonos that could be worn on the beach or a red carpet. The jewel tones of the collection had the audience swooning with deep raspberry reds, island blues, carribean yellow and purple passion, harmoniously intertwined creating the perfect oasis look for any traveler.
This Sister Duo Duana and Toni Hyde from Atlanta showcased their custom womenswear couture collection during their Paris debut. The collection “Nouvelle Collection Royale » consisted of cotton, beading, chiffon, and multi-colored feathers. Bold patterns dominated the collection from a deep royal blue plaid to flirty florals and feathered collars that commanded the runway.
Ukrainian designer Olga Ochkas’s fashion label “Moral Standards” took guests on a journey through historic volumes, bizarre shapes, Victorian motifs with refreshing twists that felt like neveau fashion for the avant garde chic. High quality couture craftsmanship, careful selection of fabrics and attention to finishing details are hallmarks of the brand. Detailed embroidery, expertly executed ruffles, leather corsets and crystal headpieces were intertwined perfectly. The designer sought to demonstrate a contrast of looks with bright line of violet floral embroidery, flowing flower white dresses with frills and puff sleeves contrasting black pieces in the collection consisting of of sinister, heavy full-skirted gowns with stone cross embroideries, black lace and laconic cuts. At the same time, this collection is a continuation of the brand’s style – Victorian silhouettes in silks, organza, lace, volume taffeta gowns and a lot of hand work.
Wendy Ratcliffe from Australia, founder of InVintaged presented her collection “Chrysalis,” inspired by simple, classical vintage-inspired styles. The silhouettes were designed to perfectly enhance a modern woman’s natural elegance – From the 1920’s to 2020. Ratcliffe expertly paired silk velvets with chainmaille maintaining a classic femininity. Hand dyed Australian Merino Wool in shades Chainmaille, French navy, wattle yellow, black, smokey grey and Australian bush green were paired with silks with tailored draping and interesting details such as caped sleeves.
The Bulgarian designer was inspired by the traditions, mythology and history of the various cultures on this planet when creating the collection. The designer’s Hamburg, Germany studio birthed a collection of interesting dresses, separates and jackets with interesting details and the perfect blend of structure and unique draping. The collection “Antitheses” consisted of sustainable handcrafted fashion in fabrics of leather and knitted wool in a earth tone color palette of black, white, mustard, and blue.
AMAIÒ is a women’s luxury swim & resort wear label founded by Samantha Khoury in 2016. The Los Angeles-based label focuses on craft and fit. The collection “La Rose Nocturne” embodied the essence of European romanticism with a mix of swim and resort wear pieces that can be incorporated as ready to wear pieces for a sophisticated woman’s wardrobe. Inspired by the lustrous textiles and opulence of the 1700s, the collection transported the wearer to the magnificent chateaus of France’s Loire Valley. Intricate bustier-like forms, embroidered popcorn tulle, extravagant reinterpretations of our high-neck maillots, Italian eurojersey, French swim jacquard and embroidered French tulle in rich plums, nudes, metallics, and dark florals sauntered down the runway. Amaiò’s color palette and textures evoked a dream-like experience and romantic nostalgia where California Coast and Old European Romanticism. The crowd was truly transported to a romantic 18th century French chateau.
Singapore-based designer Tessa Lont launched Lontessa in 2014. The AW20 collection was true to her signature style of thoughtful engagement with sustainability in materials and the elevated life cycles of her garments. Passionate about honouring materials and practice, Lont introduced possum fur outerwear to the globe and into the luxury sphere. SIlks and sequins dominated the couture collection “Buried Treasures” in plums, seaweed greens, sunset blues, rusty golds with shimmery and feather details that dazzled.