February 2019 With The House of iKons
With fashion week over and the dust starting to settle on what was a stellar showing for the international designer showcase that is The House of iKons, not only a front of house phenomena for its array of talent from across the world but its message to the fashion world:
No matter your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or size, House of iKons is there to give fashionistas everything they desire.
The sparkling affair was lauded for its variety of designers and ages represented, Saturday’s adult clothing selection and Sunday with the childrenswear showcase, both catching eyes across mainstream media including the BBC for the second time. Showing a confection of clothing that would not look out of place at the Met Gala or for that matter any red carpet event globally. All of which can and is illustrated in the images produced from the press pit at the show and the sheer volume of new and established designers clamoring to join the iKons family.
In spite of or perhaps because of, Savita Kay (founder and CEO) being injured late last year and having had operations to repair a damaged shoulder, it was a testament to her ability to stand tall and made it look effortless as she works the PR train and gave us a show that is leading the way for fashion: garnering credentials in music videos, film and a variety of projects across media, several collections having that weekend making it not only a PR success but a financial one as well. Showing that the designers and the iKon herself are hitting the right markers.
With the fifth-anniversary show coming and a shakeup set to happen backstage with a change of venue, it will be interesting to see how this will affect the current teams working the backstage areas such as makeup where this season there were some missteps that were artfully disguised with the two teams being whittled to one. The makeup staff in particular, should be grateful that the clothes were so spectacular that the obviously “salon chic” artistry slid past most people with the exception of those with an eye for detail.
The disjointed look had all the hallmarks of individuals vying for attention rather than a cohesive, well-oiled team at work.
Perhaps taking advantage of Savita needing that little bit of extra support and trusting her behind the scenes management this show due to her shoulder and the split level of the staging area and the actual catwalk making tracking touch-ups and unknown changes that little bit harder.
Yes, a multi-designer platform is a tricky one to create a cohesive story for but a team should not compete with each other.
It also needs to be noted The title “supervisor” should be Earned Not Bought. Nothing quite beats experience.
While this slight misstep can be overlooked, it did not go unnoticed in an otherwise spectacular show that is growing with each season to become one of the leading lights in independent fashion giving a platform and a voice to some stupendously talented individuals.
February 2019 With The House of iKons With fashion week over and the dust starting to settle on what was a stellar showing for the international designer As the anniversary draws closer and The House of iKons grows and it’s with bated breath (and more than a little insider info) that I wait for the next show of what is and continues to be a designer platform that is the not just the pride of London but of the Fashion community at large.
To learn more about the show and its designers see:
The House of iKons website.
The House of iKons Instagram.
The House of iKons Facebook.