For the first time, Miss Sharon Adams presents Versil Fashion Show. Destined to showcase how to combine vitality and creativity to create clothes that will never see the back of a wardrobe.
She obviously believes in helping others to achieve a dream, as profits went towards the African and Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) in order to raise the awareness of the importance of need for blood and bone marrow donors from the black and ethnic minority groups.
At a Secret Location in the eastern parts of central London, comedian Little Man hosts a colourful collection of creativity that designers have been long awaiting.
Each clothing and designer had versatile style, but differently, had the same aim: To provide originality combined with style and personality.
A personal favourite of mine was a dress from Versil, by Designer Sharon Adams. A line dedicated for fall, focusing on the combinations of reds and purples to complement the season.
The Style Surgery took the catwalk with vinese with the soundtrack to her line being a life machine as designer Nelly attempts to bring back fashion from the dead by ‘getting your swagger right’!
A designer most appreciated by the audience was a Raynique whose designs were heavily influenced by Nigerian cultures with rich uses of greens, golds and traditional cloth. Similarly, the Fully Charged printing label used traditional foods to personalise the identities for you to ‘be proud of who you are’.
This fashion show had the clear aim to bring fashion up to the time, but Keisha took the audience back with her blatant intentions to bring retro styles into the new millennium with her line heavily influenced by the trends of the fifties era including vintage and trimmings.
The audience were also blessed with exclusive performances by Self Taught Guitarist, Kersha Bailey who scatted along to the upbeat new soul song ‘Ain’t Gonna Waste My Time’ and made it look so easy. Maybe, just to prove, that there is alot of undiscovered talent in London, both unsung and unsown.
Words by Simone Byer