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27/03/2016

ZAEEM JAMAL "SILK AT IT'S BEST"


I love silk, the texture, how light it is against your skin, and how luxurious it feels.....


I was recently invited to attend a fashion show, to view the beautiful creations of Zaeem Jamal
This was being held at his newly opened studio at Chelsea Creek, Imperial Wharf.

On arrival I was stunned at how plush the studio was, all marble flooring and one huge sweeping leather sofa. Zaeem has a boutique on the Kings Road Chelsea, where you can see His ready to wear creations, the studio today was being used for the fashion event and it's also used for customers who are wishing to have something created by Zaeem, something made to measure or alterations. Bridal wear is also available, and believe me when I say "wedding gowns to take your breath away".

I was warmly greeted, the atmosphere was really relaxed, Champagne and canapes were on offer. I sat myself down and ready for the show, to view  his new "Greek Collection" Inspired from his travels there....
I will let the photos roll, then talk about the collection...




















You can see in the photo's how light and floaty everything is. The way all the clothes moved was just dreamy. And beautiful jewel colours, any of these garments I think are red carpet worthy....

After the show ZaeeM gave a little chat about the collection. He was born in Wimbledon and is the third generation of his family to work within this industry. Zaeems collections are created from silk, satins, chiffon's crepes and wool fabrics. Many hours are blown away just working on one piece. A lot of hand embroidery and embellishment adorns these creations. Many of the designs I saw at the studio, you could tell had a Greek influence. Lot's of draping and embellishments (think Cleopatra)

After Zaeem had delivered his speech, we were invited to try anything on ourselves. I thought this was great. It's OK to watch the collection move on the models, but to feel how it felt on, and how it moved on myself and the other girls there, showed how wearable the pieces were.... I had a good look round inspecting all the fine detailing on the garments too...



I loved this clever idea. To be worn round your neck or across the body. A fine accessorie to add to a plain dress or blouse.

This was one of my favourite pieces . A kaftan style that could be worn with anything, but it was the print that drew me in. A lot of the silks are printed from photographs taken in Greece. This is from the poppy fields of Delphi.


Look at the sleeve detail, so pretty and princess like



All of the embellishments are created and sewn by hand




This dress was a favourite, simply stunning. This dress would look gorgeous on anyone regardless of size.

Not your everyday wear! But for a wedding or extra special occasion Oh yes! I'm wondering if I will see any of these beautiful gowns on a red carpet on TV at some point!


I stood gazing at this, wondering how long it really did take to hand sew all those beads on?


And of course, princess dresses deserve princess accessories! They were all stunning, and I wanted every item !


Beautiful hand printed scarfs a light as a feather and felt like luxury on


I would like to thank Zaeem for inviting me to this fantastic event and for being so welcoming. Take a look at Zaeems website HERE There is so much more to discover
XO Laurie

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22 comments

  1. What a fun time you had and what gorgeous colours and styles! I love that floaty red and white ombre top, no idea when I could wear it but I love how it looks!

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  2. Fabulous collection! Amazing colors & cuts! Sounds like you had a wonderful time up close and personal with these pieces of art!

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    1. It was a great day Andrea. Art! it truly was x

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  3. OMG this collection is to die for!! Talk about stunning colours and shapes. I love how the fabrics seem to move. Gorgeous!! And what an amazing show where you can try stuff at the end. Awesome :)
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you so much Suzy. I was surprised about the trying on of such special pieces! Thank you for stopping by x

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  4. What a fantastic collection this was! And how lucky were you to have the chance to try these on. Did you buy anything? You look gorgeous in that coral dress - did you succumb?
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Anna,it was truly a fantastic day. Watch this space, I do have a couple of items to show in later post x

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  5. This is beautiful! I can imagine it was lots of fun. Love the dress you picked - it will truly look beautiful on every body type. Love this post. xoxo Zuma
    www.splashofteal.com

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  6. So beeuatiful, love what you picked. Honestly, I loved every piece that was shown. The gorgeous colors ! I need to learn to pose like some of those poses for the blog too!
    Sounds like a fun event
    hank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish,com

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    1. Thank you Jess, it was a great day! I agree about the poses too! x

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  7. Gorgeous colours and you can really see the fluidity of the garments.
    What a lovely event to be invited to.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was a great day,thank you for stopping by Jacqueline. Everything was so floaty and light as a feather x

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  8. What a gorgeous collection and your right the studio looks very plush and luxurious. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Gemma, thank you for stopping by. It really was a great event x

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  9. I'm glad you liked the post Ana. Thank you for stopping by x

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  10. I can tell even from these photos that each garment has a ton of movement!

    michellespaige.com

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  11. Beautiful clothing! I saw a number of items that I really loved. Thanks for sharing your post at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. OMG, these dresses are awesome. Too bad that they are expensive and that there are barely opportunities to wear them. Why do they make dresses that one can rarely wear so expensive?

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  13. Thank you for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Some of these dresses are gorgeous. I especially loved the ivory colored dress.

    Olivia, co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

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    1. Thank you Olivia. I'm glad you like them.Thanks for stopping by x

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