Fire n' Ice at Rehane-Nahid show
A dreamy, delicate collection from Nahid based around creamy lace and patchwork that floated gently down the runway. However fairytale, the styles were eminently wearable.
A style detail of the collection was the distinctive kimono and shawl sleeves. Her play with different textures, fabrics and layering gave the ensembles depth and interest.
Next came a range in shimmery greys accented with strong red. Bold masculine colours made feminine by gentle lines. The two bias cut dresses were strong.Less is more for Rehane
This second collection couldn't have provided more of a contrast. Rehane's design ethos is "more is less", and she certainly does her best to live up to it. She created the brightest, boldest colours and then played hide and seek with them behind sugary pastels and sugary shades to soften their impact. Embellishments were appliquéd sugar icing flowers and gold, gold, gold, gold, gold.
Skirts were short and tight. Shorts were so short they were barely there. Prints were 60s inspired. Silhouettes were western, Indian and fusion.
This is a collection for extraverts with a strong sense of their own identity.