International designer Sofia Dourvari wows the crowds at Fashion Finest London Fashion Week Show
Showing twelve designs from the 2014 collection, Sofia Dourvari took the audience by storm at the Fashions Finest London Fashion Week Off Schedule Show at the Grand Connaught Rooms this weekend.
Using a variety of colours and fabrics, Sofia Dourvari creates unique and exciting garments for strong independent women. The pieces shown on Sunday included cocktail dresses that are perfect for attending special occasions, as well as long evening gowns with soft metallics for an elegant fairy-tale look and stronger metallics to create a bold statement, perfect for red carpet events. Finally, Sofia Dourvari showed wedding dresses that featured an element of structure, with a variety of looks to suit different tastes and personalities.
British supermodel Sophie Anderton opened and closed the Sofia Dourvari collection, seven years after last appearing at London Fashion Week. The atmosphere was electric at the opening of the show as cameras flashed and the lights came up to reveal Sophie wearing a Sofia Dourvari metallic floral cocktail dress.
In the finale, Sophie wore an elegant, strapless, white wedding dress and was accompanied by a male model wearing a beautiful suit by Savile Row tailors, Pins & Stripes, and carrying a Box of Grey wedding-themed adult toy collection in a signature leather flight case. Hair was styled by Demitri Jones, using extensions by Great Lengths, and models wore luxury accessories by jewellery brand Wearing Memories.
After enjoying great feedback about her work, Sofia Dourvari is already excited about next season’s London Fashion Week in September. She is thrilled to have been able to work with Sophie Anderton, as well as Fashions Finest and all the brands that collaborated to make the show such as success. This may only be the second time that Manchester-based Sofia has shown her designs at London Fashion Week, but it certainly will not be the last!
• Sofia Dourvari is a Greek designer who moved to the UK in 2000. In 2001 Sofia attended Salford University and studied for a BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN then a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile Technology. In 2007 Sofia won Best Designer at an International Student Festival for best creative designs. Her Mediterranean roots heavily influence Sofia’s designs. Her philosophy is to create elegant feminine designs that are creative and unusual and suitable for a wide range of occasions, from parties, galas and events, to weddings and formal dinners and even for the office. She likes to create timeless designs suitable for ladies of any age, using structure and colour to emphasise the woman’s shape.
• Sophie Anderton is a British supermodel who began her modelling career with Gossard and went on to work with brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Valentino. She is now a successful businesswoman as well as a regular face on British television, but she was thrilled to return to couture fashion and walk for Sofia Dourvari at London Fashion Week.
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