Avsh Alom Gur is a man with a sense of humour. Strutting to a soundtrack of songs about money, his models wore dresses, catsuits and jackets with the words “Credit Crunch” in big sequin letters splashed across them. When the first dress came out, a muted pink corseted dress that flared into a huge puff ball, it seemed that we were in for a tame ride. But then came a burnt orange and green floral asymmetric dress with a puff ball sleeve padded with tulle and it was clear that Gur was having a bit of a laugh with this collection which the press release described as, “a collection resembling the mismatched wardrobe of a crazed society girl, drunk on a combination of heavy embroidery and showgirl sequins.”
But, humour aside, it was Gur’s prints that were the most impressive. A pale pink ballerina fabric adorned exaggerated party dresses with oversize crinoline skirts and frilled sleeves that dropped to the floor. The show was an exciting and light-hearted joy ride and the collection didn’t take itself too seriously. Thank God. Investment dressing was getting boring.