Ong-Oaj Pairam opened his Fashion Scout show with a blast of vibrant jewel tones and intricately detailed patterning that looked nothing short of sensational. His signature 1950’s style is ever-present in his AW14 collection which combines printed dresses and tailored trouser suits with vibrantly coloured patent and leather bomber jackets.
Inspired by the idea of hidden danger, the first half of the catwalk was dominated by print on print looks, all channelling a retro feel, with models sporting sky-high beehives and bright colour block coats draping over the shoulders of their detailed dresses, with a highlight coming in the form of a most beautiful monochrome patterned trouser suit.
The second half of the show saw hemlines drop and led the way for a more dramatic look, models walked with a sense of heightened urgency as strapless gowns and trailing chiffon sensationally graced the catwalk with breath taking impact. Both brightly coloured and more muted coloured gowns took to the catwalk, with pattern taking a back seat. The colour pallette of Pairam’s AW14 collection manages to be bold yet not aggressive, it is startling yet stunning and its attention to detail is second to none. The femme fatales of the 1950s came alive again as they strut down the catwalk with a look of mischief in their eyes.
Having graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA in Fashion Design and developed his skills working for both Proenza Schouler and Roland Mouret. After setting up his own label in November 2012 Pairam has gone from strength to strength.
By Charlotte Muscat, Contributor. (@CharlotteLM9)
Photography by Lepa Georgievska (@Georgievskalepa)