Updated: Feb 19
Founded 10 years ago FAD Talents proudly incubates emerging fashion talents from India and Dubai. They educate up and coming designers and give them the right push into the industry, through catwalks and runways across cities such as London and Milan. Shivang, a representative of FAD Talents says "The objective as a school is to give them the right push from the school straight into the industry, so that's why we've been investing in them, supporting them, eventually giving them a platform to be successful designers".
"A lot of the time designer graduates finish school and don't know what to do next, so we wanna be the bridge between them graduating and eventually getting out into the industry"
FAD Talents exhibits the diverse desginers; Kuship Parmar, House of DK and Myūzu in London Fashion Week AW20. All contributing something unique to the runway, each capsule collection radiates individuality based on the unique traits of designers themselves.
"This season the three of them were diverse, Kuship Parmar's designs are very erogenous, he has also just moved to Milan for a year. The second designer House of DK was quite interesting because of its all upcycled. All of the fabrics are re-used denim and cork material, recycled and pressed into a useable textile. The third designer Myūzu celebrates craftsmanship, she's more about graphics, embroideries going into the global market. Three diverse collections and they are just beginning, it's their first exposure and first collection getting out there, its the start of the journey."
Beaming bold colours 'Warp' by Kuship Parmar presents a mixture of bright prints and soft leathers in a rainbow display on the runway. With original cuts and tailoring, the garments deem to be completely different from anything seen before. Including confident shoulder pads and male oval cropped jumpers, Parmer takes a stance on male cyberpunk designs.
Upcycling and reusing everything House of DK presented a beautiful collection of oversized jackets, all being made out of 100% recycled materials from denim to cork. Mixing the colours of neon yellow and pinks with original blue denims gave the garment an edge and playful feel, styled with green wellington boots the capsule collection painted the image of high-end glamping at the best festivals.
The final designer, Myūzu, demonstrated her inquisitive embroidery skills alongside pop art prints of devil faces. Standing out as a fierce collection the garments ranged from mesh mini skirts to long leather jackets with graphic embroideries. Spirited and youth-centred, Myūzu's AW20 capsule collection represented the flirty, feminine and fierce nature of the female anatomy. Modèle Magazine's favourite look is the black mesh co-ord with the words 'don't fuck with me' embodied on the back.
Following FAD Talents, Two Point Two released their AW20 collection down the Fashion Scout catwalk. Serving trench coats, earthy colour tones and top tailored suits the collection reflected a positive unisex attitude.
Staying true to her signature tailoring and embrodiery Two Point Two's AW20 collection is classically enjoyable, Modèle speak to the designer Anvita Sharma about her inspirations and creative process.
"I'm very go with the flow, so whatever inspires me at that moment we just go with it, sometimes we know what we are doing for the next four seasons as I'm inspired instantly. With this particular collection, I won the world talents in India last season, where we did lots of embroideries and handcrafting. As well as this, we have another line of blazers and tailoring with more experimental tailoring so I kind of wanted to mix the two and re-create something new with elements of both collections. It's a fresh take on Two Point Two and I think I did that very well."
Celebrating unisex and agender clothes for all Two Point Two describe why their AW20 collection follows these beliefs. "There are small little details making my collection agender, we used colour and closure to present this, through the silhouettes its seen that anybody can wear the pieces. We make our garments so it cannot be categorised into either womenswear or menswear and that stands for each and every garment that we make."
Styling the outfits with embodied face masks, covering the model's identity Sharma says "The mask over the model's faces was a long process, each mask took about one week to get embrodied as it's all done by hand. We just wanted to make a statement as to the face, the features, the clothing, it doesn't matter it's not about race or gender."