"It’s a celebration of music, tailoring and fashion.”
Savita Kaye and the House of iKons are back with a LIVE fashion show for London Fashion Week on September 18 and 19, 2021.
With lockdown being over, fashion is ready for the glitz and glamour.
After the release of the ‘Uniting the World of Creativity’ film in February 2021, it’s time to enjoy an in-person fashion show once again. The event will showcase designers from all over the world.
Diversity is at the forefront of what the House of iKons represents and this fashion show will be no different. Expect models from all ethnic backgrounds, different shapes and sizes, heights and ages.
Not only will there be fashion, but there will also be entertainment. Sal Valentinetti of America’s Got Talent fame will dazzle audiences with a unique musical performance to begin the event.
The headline sponsors of this amazing event include The Fashion Life Tour, Chengdu Fashion Week, and Girl Meets Brush.
DESIblitz is a proud media partner of the House of Ikons. Find out more about what to expect from the two-day event.
The House of iKons fashion show will open with an exclusive performance from America’s Got Talent Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti. Sal was a star on the 2016 season of the show.
The Italian-American jazz singer, just 20 years old at the time, made it to the finals of Season 11. This is after receiving Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer.
Sal’s influences include Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin.
For his musical performance to open the House of iKons fashion show, the singer will be styled by Milner Men’s. They are a designer tailor brand from Birmingham.
Maz Deen of Milner Men’s is very excited about dressing Sal. He said:
“We are looking forward to styling an American star and a singer who is old school. We are a company who strives on old school tradition and suiting. They both go hand in hand.
“We can introduce him to a British look and British tailoring. We look forward to transforming him from the American look to a British contemporary, classic look.
“It’s a celebration of music, tailoring and fashion.”
The day will be divided into three exciting fashion shows. The first will be opened by US designer N8 by Nathan Van de Velde.
Nathan Van de Velde creates beautiful dresses such as his ‘Anastasia’ dress, which is made from patterned chiffon material.
He puts his heart and soul into all of his creations. This will be followed by Athea Couture from Milan, Italy. Athea Couture creates high-end fashion that is constructed by hand.
The show will feature couture gowns and evening dresses. Models Wardrobe, a British-based designer will also showcase their collection of costume dresses.
PostCode Fashion, designed by Iryna Gavryliv, will showcase their London brand, which is known for elegant pieces made with a classical touch.
They incorporate lively colours, textures and prints into their work.
Eye On Fashion will also appear with their custom made clothes. They make both African and modern ensembles, as well as casual and bridal wear. Their looks are simple yet classic.
Original Crackage, which was created by Wes Woods from Maryland, US, will close the first show of the day. Wes says about his designs:
“OC designs feature lines, shapes, and angles that go any direction they want to go, take up as much space as they want to take, and are any colour they want to be.
“It’s as if the design elements have minds of their own.”
The opening show certainly has a wide offering, especially from a global perspective.
The second fashion show of the day will feature designers Chavez and Jugger Onate. The latter is a Filipino designer who has spent time creating fashion in the Middle East.
This show will also feature a new and exclusive collection from Jiang Chipao. Based in Chengdu, China, they have been crowned as one of the Top 10 most innovative fashion brands in the country.
Their website touches on their design element, stating:
The design of Jiang Chipao has incorporated the unique culture of Sichuan, also combining the modern contemporary fashion design, catering to ladies all across the world.”
This show will also feature MD Abdullah from Kuwait. MD Abdullah is a brand-new addition to the House of iKons runway show. This is the first time their collection is being shown in the UK.
Sharon E Clarke who has previously worked as an Assistant Stylist for Nicki Minaj’s dancers on tour will also take part. The show will be closed by Simi Sandhu from Canada.
Simi Sandhu is a brand that focuses on empowering women through the creation of rebellious yet traditional attire. Simi says:
“When wearing a Simi Sandhu design, you are the focus of the eye as you are a reflection of your beauty inside, out.”
Saturday’s final show of the day will be ‘The Fashion Life Tour Fashion Show’.
All the designers featured will be wearing shoes from the Teresa Costa Collection from New York City.
All shoes from the collection are made with synthetic materials and are vegan friendly. As well as Elegante Essentials and Lis’s Design, Saima Chaudhry will also showcase her collection.
Saima Chaudhry is known for her elegant jewellery collection and launched a fashion line earlier in 2021. The show will be closed by Istyles, featuring custom formal dresses by designer Imani Allen.
Day two of the event will begin with the iKonic Kids Fashion Show, which will be opened by Be Unique Be You.
Ethnicroyals will show their children’s wear, which is handmade in Nigeria and Ghana.
The African clothing is made to help children build their confidence and self-esteem. Aiyla Fashion will follow before Dis is me Couture closes the first show with their custom, unique pieces.
Athea Couture is back to open the second show, this time with their collection for children.
They showcase their beautiful, couture gowns for young girls, featuring bright colours and embroidered prints.
The brand also makes couture suiting for young boys. Adriana Ostrowska will feature her collection which is handmade in Poland. Her pieces are unique and artistic and have a fairy-like theme.
Her dresses for young girls feature flowers, full skirts and ethereal textures.
Italian designer Korn Taylor is also featured, after delivering his adult collection on day one.
His creations include exquisite evening gowns for young girls as well as shirts and pants for young boys. The finale of the show will be the Love Collection.
The Love Collection is designed by two Vietnamese teens from London, Emily Nguyen and Anna Hoang.
Their designs combine the colours of the national flags of Vietnam and the United Kingdom, which are red, yellow, white and blue.
The girls wish to share love through their ‘Ao Dai’ designs, which combine British and Vietnamese styles.
The meaning they portray with their work is that the world is coming together in love, peace and unity.
The final event on day two will be ‘The Hidden Beauty of Kurdistan Fashion Show’.
The opening will be done by Atelier by Khoshkar Horre, with his amazing new collection ‘A Woman is a Legend’. This is the first time the collection will be seen on any runway. Khoshkar says:
“People call me ‘The Master’. Like every artist, I have my own stylistic influences – inspired by women’s beauty.
“My designs are created to draw a map on the woman’s body, so the man can explore it.”
This show will also feature Bahar Yasin Studios by Bahar Yasin who is based in Sweden. His creations are mostly vintage, using recycled fabrics and second-hand pieces in her designs.
G.seven by Gulistan Taylan will show a collaborative collection with Yildizstoffe.
Gulistan creates modern, evening gowns using transparent, light silk tulles and full embroidered fabrics.
She incorporates Kurdistan fabrics and colours into her pieces. Yildizstoffe is a fabric supplier from Germany. À la mode by Ala Hadji will feature their traditional Kurdish clothing.
Switzerland’s Yade Couture by Sadiye Demir’s collection will include masculine cuts with feminine colours. Her unique, customised pieces embody elegance and individuality.
JoJo Braut & Abendmode by Nesrin Hassan will close the final show of the day. They are known for their spectacular wedding dresses. He said:
“The idea behind the Kurdish solo segment is to represent us as a nation using our art and culture.”
“I am extremely proud and honoured to be closing the show with my royal-looking wedding dresses.
“Using different and high-quality fabrics and even using Swarovski stones to give it the finishing touch. I am specifically creating new designs for the catwalk.”
So, those attending and viewers watching on television can expect a great finish to this spectacular two-day show.
Uniting the World
The House of iKons features designers from all over the world, continuing with their ‘Uniting the World of Creativity’ theme.
They are not only showcasing diversity and creativity, they are giving the audience beauty and art.
Savita Kaye, House of iKons Founder and CEO, says:
“We will continue each season highlighting beauty and creativity not just in design and music but for ALL regardless of colour, ethnicity, size, shape and sexual orientation.
“Everyone has the right to feel and look good, feel confident about who they are in the HERE & NOW!!! Everyone has that right and we will continue to push boundaries and stereotypes.”
The entire event will be filmed by the House of iKons partner, the American TV show ‘Rising Fashion’ for Amazon Prime USA. Tickets for the show are available here.
More information on the House of iKons can be found on their website.