Omer Asim captures the essence of black and locked it up in the structured forms that characterize his A/W11 Collection. Started out studying Architecture, Economics and Political Science a few years ago Sudanese Asim developed an interest in fabrics and their relation to the human condition so he started to design.
His background is reflected in a conceptual approach to fashion, thought on architectural schemes that widely include graphics and sophisticated proportions. The clothes for the next season are like futuristic scaffolding built around the human body. The abstracts silhouettes are broken by experimental velvet and crepe inserts, while asimmetric lenghts create a sense of apparent sketchiness that contrasts with the geometric perfection of cuts. Pleated organza, as thin as origami, kimono-esque garments reveal a hint of Asian inspiration, and some pieces seem to be designed for avant-garde samurai. The color palette is strictly black, except for a long gray scarf, but the optical effect is anything but heavy because of the studied material’s choice. Triangles, circles, rectangles and solid figures are assembled together in order to form the jwellery, that comes out by a collaboration with his fellow Sudanese Maya Antoun.
The lightly tribal and mystic atmosphere of the items goes so well with the long soft volumes tunics that seems like we are watching a ceremony in which future is mixed with past in which the result is something gorgeous to wear in the present.