Photos by Natasha Kishore
This season Splash Fashions, as productive as ever, put on their latest show entitled with a theme; Xcess. Guests on the Palm at the Asateer tent with a most photogenic entry hall, were given the memo to wear black and white and as always, attendees felt the graciousness of an excellent host. In attendance was Nicole Rodrigues, founder of Diva Models, filmmaker Maher Alhkhaja, pageant girl turned presenter Lenka Josefiova, and lifestyle photographer Farooq Salik to name but a few. @ClareandtheCity and Layne Redman @laynered were presenting.
Splash Fashions on the Catwalk:
The looks begins with black and white and neutrals such as shades of grey work attire; suits and separates for your career life. Then this merged into street / active wear, and finally graduated onto evening party wear. It’s clear that Splash showcases the fact that it can meet the needs of a young professional or student, family member, or anyone really who is seeking a certain look or accessory who also wishes to maximise their spending power and value for money.
The two dominant trends featured at the Splash Fashions Summer ’16 fashion show were:
- Fabrics include linen, denim and cotton
- Key pieces include suits, distressed denims and long tees.
- Colors range from pastels to summer darks.
- Youth centric with dominant presence of denim, embellishments, biker stud details
- Women make a strong statement in suits sets, skater skirts, asymmetric dresses with eyelet details
- This trend will see colors like gold, gun metal black.
- Distressed denim and a grunge aspect including chain detailing, sequins, studs.
- Fabrics array from net, denim and iridescent material.
- Prints are big too with color blocking, print on print and polka dots for women.
The soundtrack was a jolting wakeup to attendees to say hey get with the trends in the world, with attention-grabbing dubstep and trap. The track assembly of music clearly goes with energy of youth. Regular models such as Farhad Khan and Jessicka Chudasama glared and strutted for us down the catwalk as we were all gripped with a sonic light show.
Afterward we were treated to a performance by the dance troupe MOS of around 8-10 strong who choreographed a routine to a medley of music from the 80’s, classical and until modern today.
The music for this night was compiled by DJ Kennedy who played before and after the show and curated of the runway soundtrack.