While the silhouettes at Osman were as clean and simple as ever, they were fashioned from opulent fabrics and adorned with oversized embroidery, yielding a rich collection. Hand-loomed brocades in a dazzling baroque-cum-chinoiserie pattern made the models seem almost jewel-like as they glided past. The gold and red design featured on everything from cropped trousers and capes to simple column dresses with slits to the thigh. Osman Yousefzada said he was inspired by the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans, as captured by the Parisian millionaire-turned-photographer Albert Kahn at the turn of the last century.

 

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