London based menswear designer Omar Kashoura is a difficult designer to peg; his clothes feign no allegiance to any fashion trend or mandate and eschew any obvious association. Kashoura maintains an individualistic stance in a fashion community that would so easily direct a less sure designer down a well traveled and alarmingly dubious road. But if anything, Kashoura is quite sure and his classical yet modernly nuanced clothes suggest a sharp focus. No tricks up his sleeve save for a luxurious lining. Kashoura was in town last month as part of a group presentation sponsored in part by the U.K.’s Centre for Fashion Enteprise, there, buyers and the press could peruse the latest collections of the best up-and comers London has to offer, including Kashoura’s Central St. Martins classmates Mary Katrantzou and knitwear enfant terrible Mark Fast. Keen on Kashoura’s clothes, Garmento caught up with the 28-year-young designer on his last day in New York and over pancakes and eggs Alaska we discussed the U.K.’s support for young designers, his clothes (of course), and peanut butter… Continue reading
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Visions of Tom Brigance, Bonnie Cashin, Clarepotter, and Claire McCarrdell, Matthew Ames continues for Spring 2011 in the very best tradition of the American avant-garde.
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