Neon club lights, smoke machines and a very sexy Shystie – it could only be Nasir Mazhar’s autumn/winter show.
Performing in the deep dungeons of the Tate Tank, Shystie and her fabulous dancing entourage were both the models and entertainment for Nasir Mazhar’s wild AW13 collection. Retro zebra-striped jackets accompanied the colourful and sporty midriffs, and crushed velvet sleeves glimmered in the neon haze of the Tanks. Almost all of the models sported Nasir’s apparent AW13 signature: the shiny pleated skirt. Whether mini or maxi, the pleats swayed and swivelled with erotic, jerky vampiness. But nothing compared to the Queen of the hour, as Shystie performed in a full-length, multi-textured hot pink Nasir
creation. The overdone make-up, retro hair and plush coats conjured images of a harder, more fabulous modern Birdcage spoof. Turning the Tate Tanks into London Fashion Week’s hottest new club? We approve.
Words: Elise Marraro
Images: Mark Rabadan