October 25, 2007

Osman & I; Osman & Mango

Osman Yousefzada SS08


Osman Yousefzada, described his collection to Meredith Melling Burke yesterday as "India meets Zen". I stood there beside him in the plush white/mint green lobby that is Vogue, while he pushed his far east-inspired collection filled with candy stripes, stiff box-cut blazers and skirts pumped with volume onto Meredith and Lauren-the heiresses in question of Anna Wintour. Osman is just like his clothes; prim-and-properly cut, but odd, coming from a different planet and trying to find his way into New York's melting pot of hipsters. He showed his SS08 collection last month during London Fashion Week; it was sponsored at MANGO and held at their flagship store. Osman will return the favor next season with the creation of 12 little black dresses made exclusively for MANGO, to be seen in stores come January. Hopefully the MANGO in SoHo will be opened in time! (perhaps the last 3 looks can preview the LBDs)

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