Vin And Omi – LFW AW16

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About 200 years ago a man returned from Australia and had to describe a Platypus, a creature made up of many seemingly different things but somehow, in some unfathomable way it had created something beautiful, as a metaphor it’s a perfect one for Vin & Omi.

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A mix of chic, simpler tailored looks, out there garments with rods, hot pant’s and huge wigs, and hints of darkly sexual desires. There is it seems if you read that there is no one theme, but there is a thread all the way through. Block Colours provide a visual backbone from which the fantastical can be hung.

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On Day Four the fashion crowd took the marathon journey up to Regents Park from Soho, on a map about a mile, in fashion week sense a plane ride, we all came to see the firework show the label always delivers. This confetti strewn parade was everything we hoped it would be and more.

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But make now no mistake, they don’t make pastiches, novelty outfits or shock for shocks sake garments, what Vin And Omi produce is stunning and wearable. Each piece has a time and a place its perfect for, the summer, the night out, the cool garden party, the underground club. Vin And Omi don’t create collections, they create lifestyles with each season.

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Look at the tailoring, look at the embroidery, look at the lines, and of course look at the silhouettes. Each constructed and conjured from the playful minds of their creators. Fun is the other theme, there is joy and celebration of creativity  in every stitch.

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This was my last show of the week and what a way to go out, oh and did I mention Jane Horrocks, JANE HORROCKS. Yes she walked for them and with them. I adore her as much as I adore Vin And Omi. We all wear masks in our creative processes so I have to. By the guys, Harry The Hippo is available to walk in September.

Photos provided by Pop PR – I was busy loving the show when I should of taken snaps!!

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About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments


  1. This looks like such an interesting show – I really like some of these looks! ❤

    Gisforgingers xx

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