Winter is around the corner if not here already with the showers that watered the occasion yesterday. Issa London just gave us another reason to long for summer that much more and perhaps make it to the Rio carnival with their SS12 collection. Brazilian designer Daniella Helayel transported us back to her roots in Rio De Janiero with a fun, flirtatious collection brimming with tropical colours and print motifs in flattering fabrics.

We were pleasantly surprised to see the show open by muses primed in orange and lime print dresses reminiscent of a Lanre Da Silva number.  The collection featured dancing fringe dresses, flawless embroidered white cotton and Broderie Anglais summer dresses, kaftans, clean lines, nipped in waists and bright yet elegant evening wear. Spotting embellished print dresses which also reminded us of Jewel by Lisa and Eredappa were delightful. Models walking in corn on the cob, the Agogo instrument and exotic fruit prints to Bossa Nova and Samba music really excited the senses which we saw as a subtle reference to the historical links between West Africa and Brazil.





Image Credit: SubySinem Photography

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