Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Nasir Mazhar ss 2012- Report by Emily Beard
Nasir Mazhar's Spring/Summer 2012 presentation saw a takeover of the lower floor in Topshop's Waterloo show space. A live DJ (DJ Big John) mixed in the back while a crew of models displayed everything form box-peak bully caps to a fluoro-bright hijab. Once the space had drawn the sizeable fashion crowd, two of the models (better knows as the prolific grime MCs Lioness and Shystie) took over, launching into ferocious rhymes that transported the crowd from the old eurostar terminal straight into an underground party.
The collection mixed prints such as leopard and polka to reflect Mazhar's cultural mashup style, and his vision of the urban concrete jungle.
Images and text by Emily Beard