‘Egyptian Harem’ at London fashion Week SS 2015

London Fashion Week (LFW) is one of the most celebrated and influential fashion events in the world and one of the ‘Big Four’ international style platforms.

The high fashion model-turned-designer Danish Wakeel renowned for presenting collections that gives a whistle-stop tour of world history each season,took a prolonged stopover in Ancient Egypt for his SS 2015 couture collection

‘Egyptian Harem’ collection – Wakeel’s most exciting, innovative and celebratory capsule to date was showcased on the opening day of London Fashion week S/S 2015 at the luxurious and quintessentially British boutique establishment, The Gore Hotel in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The young, talented and contemporary British designer with Pakistani origins researched his latest collection at the British Museum in London as well as by floating half-a-mile high in a hot-air balloon that took him on an aerial tour of Egypt that included the Valley of the Kings, Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor.

According to Wakeel, the Egyptians were the original architects of fashion and arbiters of style. Ancient Egyptian culture began at the end of the Neolithic period or Stone Age and remained vibrant up to the collapse of the Ptolemaic dynasty, following the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC.

Wakeel’s ‘Egyptian Harem’ capsule is a gilded cornucopia of fantasy and allure that utilizes every technical gem available to couture ateliers and is a homage to the ancient Pyramids; the lost treasures, and sacred tombs of King Tutankhamen and Queen Nefertiti; all remarkable human inventions and achievements in themselves that are reflected in the reverential and resplendent couture creations.

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