Celebrity favourite BodyAmr presented a storm of a show today with Vauxhall Fashion Scout. As expected, the catwalk hall was brimming with dedicated fashion lovers and stars, such as Lily Allen and ex-sugababe Keisha Buchanan shoving goody bags out of the way to take their front row seats. Daisy Lowe opened the show, described by fan, jewellery designer Amber Atherton, as “the highlight of London Fashion Week”! Daisy sashayed down the runway to french club music in a stunning white draped maxi, clasped with a gold buckle at the back. With this statement piece, the audience knew they were in for a sleek and modern treat. What followed was a beautiful display of experimental shapes and playful designs. ‘Contrast’ was the word of the day, with striking Grecian-style dresses paired with sexy studded boots or tight tunics over flowing skirts. Designer Amr Ali played with graphic print, block colour and sequins, half concealing these bold statements under flowing, transparent fabrics. The bat wing sleeve featured on many of his creations, along with white flares, figure hugging bandage skirts and crochet pieces. The models themselves rocked smoky eyes and plaited hair. As if Daisy wasn’t enough, model and socialite Amber Rose also appeared on the catwalk in sky high heels and a striking dress. Think tight and printed on top, with a stark white tulip shape skirt, and visible gold zip. To rapturous applause, Amr Ali led all the models out with a proud smile. As hectic as backstage was, I was lucky enough to catch him after the show and he was adamant that he could not have done it without his goddesses! Lily Allen told me that she “really enjoyed the show” and radio presenter Nick Grimshaw added, “it went really well, I loved it!” It was clear that BodyAmr’s fascinating but wearable designs are here to stay season after season. 


Words: Tess Stam
Illustrations: Vic Riches
Photography: Nicole Trundle

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