London Fashion Week: The ON|OFF Events

ON|OFF London Fashion Week

ON|OFF is the UK’s independent fashion showcase during the London Fashion Week and is held between 17th – 20th Sept 2010 at Victoria House, in the heart of the Bloomsbury area, while the main Catwalk Show Space is in the Edward J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House, the neo-classical building sitting between the River Thames and the Strand.

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education and medicine: the area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group (also Bloomsbury Set) of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s.

Some Bloomsbury Members

Roksanda-Ilincic catwalk







This edition of the ON|OFF events saw the likes of  Anna Wintour attending Roksanda Ilincic’s spring/summer ‘11 show on September 20th, while I took the pics below during the closing event: Adam Entwisle’s Catwalk.

His Spring/Summer ’11 retro-futuristic collection combines  references to Jane Fonda’s Barbarella-like silhouettes with the minimal luxury of pastel tone Crepes de Chine and Georgettes.








My favourites/Ones to Watch?

Zara Gorman’s dramatic headpieces:

Zara Gorman’s millinery

Together with Omer Asim‘s un-designed, sculpted and draped extreme fabrics turned into transcended abstract garments and inspired by his Sudanese origin, complemented with hand-made jewellery by the jeweller designer and maker Maya Antoun.

Designers Omer Asim and Maya Antoun

Next Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week 2011 dates are 18th – 23rd February 2011.

Autumn/Winter 2011 Paris Fashion Week (Ready to Wear) 1st – 9th March, 2011.


London, Victoria House – Bloomsbury WC1

Paris, Galerie Cadain – 76 Rue Quincampoix 75003