House of iKons February 2022: an inclusive fashion success
House of iKons is a leader in promoting diversity.
The House of iKons Show, held during London Fashion Week on February 19, 2022, is back with a bang.
Held at the Leonardo Royal St Pauls Hotel, the show marked House of iKons’ first February season since lockdown.
In 2021, House of iKons released their first-ever fashion film “Uniting the World of Creativity” – the video was also shown to guests during the recent live show.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, House of iKons live shows drew over 1,000 people a day, including private customers, shoppers and department stores.
The February 2022 show certainly did not disappoint as both shows were packed with guests.
The show highlighted creativity and diversity as designers from around the world joined forces to provide a stunning showcase.
This season, the House of iKons fashion show truly honored the theme of diversity with models of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds.
Highlighting the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the fashion sphere, CEO Savita Kaye says:
“We will continue each season to showcase beauty and creativity, not just in design and music, but for everyone, regardless of color, ethnicity, size, shape and orientation. sexual; as everyone has the right to feel good and look good, have confidence in yourself here and now!
“Everyone has this right and we will continue to push boundaries and stereotypes.”
Major event sponsors include The Fashion Life Tour and Girl Meets Brush.
As a proud media partner, DESIblitz presents the prestigious House of iKons event and the designers who presented their creations.
House of iKons’ fabulous one-day fashion show began with a grand opening featuring children’s wear by Milan-based Filipino fashion designer Korn Taylor.
Taylor, real name Roger Esteron, presented his children’s clothes in different colors with a particular emphasis on red, yellow and blue.
The shades used by Korn Taylor paid homage to the colors of the Philippine flag.
Korn, which is also widely recognized for its extravagant designs for adults, presented dresses, shirts and pants specially designed for children.
Ukrainian designer Agnes Krivanics followed with her one-of-a-kind clothes.
Agnes combines a concept of style and recycled materials to create her bespoke creations. The designer says:
“My designs are bespoke and draped creations with great attention to detail using craft, crochet and fabric manipulation techniques.
“My philosophy and my vision is to create sophisticated and feminine fashion and to make a woman feel beautiful, unique and confident with herself.”
Alongside House of iKons, Agnes Krivanics’ designs have also been featured in runway shows such as The Independent London Fashion Week Designers Association and Uzhgorod Fashion Day in Ukraine.
Represented by The Fashion Life Tour, international fashion designer and stylist Shaleena Nowbuth captivated audiences with her jaw-dropping designs.
With luxurious fabrics, textures, rich colors and handcrafted designs, the Shaleena brand is one to watch.
Shaleena Nowbuth, originally from Mauritius, moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to pursue business studies.
From there, she eventually moved to the UK to undertake fashion degrees and courses with the aim of pursuing her dream career.
Ana de Sa
Represented by The Fashion Life Tour, Ana de Sa also presented her creations at the prestigious House of iKons show.
The England-based fashion designer incorporates vibrant colours, textures and prints into her work.
Her latest “Phoenix Reborn” collection is definitely not for the faint-hearted as it incorporates feathers, ruffles, sequins and unique prints galore.
Ana’s showcase at the House of iKons show saw America’s next top models Kiara Belen and Victoria Henley open the show.
Jennifer Young Drawings
Award-winning Tlingit artist Jennifer Younger was also part of the exhibit. Raised in Alaska, Jennifer is inspired by historical artifacts and spruce root basket weaving patterns.
Speaking about her vision of jewelry, Jennifer Younger says:
“I am fulfilling my dream of pursuing something related to traditional Tlingit art while having the freedom to express my own style.
“I hope you enjoy something I created.”
Jennifer, who specializes in copper and silver jewelry design, has been featured in various publications including Conde Nast’s BRIDES Magazine, Native American Art Magazine, Vogue, British GQ and Elle Magazine.
Several designers presented their collections for children and pre-teens during the House of iKons fashion show.
Romanian designer Victoria Venczel presented her active line of children’s clothing.
Incorporating traditional Romanian motifs into her work, Victoria delighted audiences with her designs.
Speaking about her background, Victoria says: “For over 14 years, needle and thread have been the pen with which I create fairytale outfits for children.
“I loved the popular dress and all these fascinating traditional patterns, full of colors and messages.”
N8 by Nathan Van de Velde
Above all, the House of iKons is a leading force in promoting diversity and inclusion in the fashion sphere.
The show featured multinational designers from various ethnic backgrounds.
One of these designers includes American designer N8 by Nathan Van de Velde. Nathan began his journey at the age of five as he showed advanced artistic abilities from when he could hold a pencil.
As Nathan grew, so did his desire to bring art to life through painting, designing, and writing.
Nathan Van de Velde creates beautiful clothes like his “Anastasia” dress, which is made of patterned chiffon.
The fashion designer is also widely recognized for his signature light up headpieces.
Love Collection has returned to House of iKons to showcase their incredible tween clothing line. Love Collection is led by a duo of teenage designers, Emily Nguyen and Anna Hoang from London.
Love Collection was inspired by girls’ affection and admiration for both countries, joining British culture with Vietnamese distinction.
The talented teen duo want to help young people by spreading positivity and influencing change.
Their mission is to change the world with their creations and make the world a better place.
Hannan El Bou
Represented by The Fashion Life Tour, Hannan El Bou wowed audiences with her latest designs.
The designer’s stunning collection included extravagant long coats, elegant suits and organza dresses.
Hannan opened her runway with a series of all-black outfits that transitioned into embellished and innovative pieces.
The designer’s captivating collection evoked a sense of old-fashioned glamor as models wore pearl necklaces and black bowler hats.
Led by fashion designer Bukola Susan Alonge, Suzi Buki is a clothing brand specializing in ethical tailoring.
Known for her tailoring and seamless embellishments, Suzi Buki entertained House of iKons audiences with her creative designs.
With intricate beading, ruffled edges and asymmetrical cuts, Suzi Buki presented a truly striking collection.
TáWA kicked off the closing show of House of iKons with their stylish designs. The brand uses their British African heritage, combining their cultures to create unique clothing.
Art galleries and museums are also considered major centers of inspiration for the brand.
The brand presented its S/S 21-22 collection during the spectacular House of iKons fashion show.
The clothes that made their way onto the runway were both refined and fun.
With the combined strength of the creative director and designer behind TáWA, the responsible fashion brand created a collection that reinvented the definition of elegance.
Erica Rybolt of Rybolt Couture
For the grand finale, the talented Erica Rybolt of Rybolt Couture from the USA exhibited her collection for the first time in the UK.
Refined and quintessential, her brand is known for its clean lines, abstract patterns and intricate details. This includes belt loops and cutouts.
Erica Rybolt, an Arizona State University graduate, also works as a stylist, transforming the wardrobes of hundreds of people.
Her designs are expertly handcrafted in Los Angeles.
After the fashion show was over, guests had the opportunity to meet the designers behind their favorite garments.
Designers had a platform to showcase their unique pieces in an intimate setting.
In addition to meeting the designers, guests were also invited to explore House of iKons’ “Virtual Fashion Week” in the metaverse.
The virtual show, which was an ingenious collaboration with Liberté International, will feature NFTs in future shows that will appeal to wider audiences globally.
Savita Kaye aims to continue her renowned business of bringing the fashion world together for years to come. She says:
“We are still just a small drop in this great ocean, but we will continue to create a storm and bring beauty and creativity to whoever you are, wherever you are in the world.”
With musical performances from Young Athena, PHE PHE and three-time Grammy winner Gramps Morgan, and a plethora of creations from talented designers, the House of iKons 2022 show was unforgettable.