Last night we experienced the launch of HOUSE OF ORGANZA where designer Lyall Hakaraia and stylist Kim Howells have joined forces to lead London’s most fabulous fashion pack to take the canvas of the white organza and create a unique piece in their own discipline. The diaphanous material was going to briefly adorn the actual structure of Vogue Fabrics itself had it not been for the charming weather London is experiencing but the halls of Vogue Fabric in Dalston, where the House of Organza is based, are covered with the fabric instead.
On the link between fashion and architecture, Hakaraia says “Fashion and architecture have a great deal in common – fashion can often be ephemeral and superficial, using soft, fluid materials; whereas architecture is considered monumental and permanent, using strong, rigid materials. Regardless of difference in size, scale and materials, the point of origin for both fashion design and architecture is the human body, both practices protect and shelter us, while providing a means to express our identities whether personal, political, religious or cultural.”
The pieces made by the designers for House of Organza were shot by Mari Sarai and styled by Kim Howells and will form the basis of the exhibition that is open at Vogue Fabric, 66 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB. A short fashion film also accompanies this exhibition directed by the talented duo – Dylan Byrne and Ben Strebel of Bogstandard and Dazed Digital are exclusively showing it here.
HOUSE OF ORGANZA is situated at 66 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB until Sunday 6pm