Osman Yousefzada reveled in his flair for magpie dressing and told a tale of dark romance in his fall collection, paraded at his brand’s new London town house.
He layered fabrics, textures — and cultural references — to create a real visual feast: Skintight undergarments featuring blown-up tattoo patterns peeked out from under draped organza gowns and tulle dresses, ruffle-trimmed leather jackets were worn with dramatic floral-embroidered veils, while sleek tailored looks were accessorized with ruffs.
Yousefzada amped up the drama of his eveningwear. Consider a fuchsia feather-embellished gown, lamé shirtdresses or a black top featuring voluminous sequin frills.
The idea was to play with soft and tougher fabrics and it created an interesting tension throughout the range. It was best captured in a woven black coat whose sharp, tailored structure was offset with cascading layers of tulle.
Yousefzada also made it a priority to experiment with techniques and fabrications, including a series of vegan leather dresses and a checked coat, where suede and black vinyl squares were incorporated into a light, seamless fabric.
It was a compact collection that highlighted the designer’s sharpened focus on one-of-a-kind, crafty pieces.