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Kornit Fashion Week London highlights power of digital production with spectacular finale

Jeremy Lim
19 May 2022

The third and final day of Kornit Fashion Week ended with an emphatic exclamation as rules for fashion and textiles were rewritten through immersive runway and collections created through digital production.

Produced by world-renowned fashion icon, producer and entrepreneur, Motty Reif, the three-day show at the historic Freemason's Hall also celebrated beauty in all its guises, with no boundaries in terms of age, colour, size, gender and sexuality.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi served breakfast in bed, with Daphne Self, the oldest supermodel in the world tucked up with her family of models, among the silken Preen bedding installation, while Greta Bellamacina walked among the audience reciting a poem.

Aharon Genish gave a palpably emotive show inspired by his own life journey, being born into a strict orthodox Jewish family and ejected from home after discovering he was gay.

Genish's collections transformed conservative items from different historical periods into works of a poetic and romantic nature, while at the same time maintaining the value and respect for the values of history and tradition.

Georgia Hardinge sent her signature pleats down the runway, with Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide opening as a mermaid in glistening green and Daisy Lowe closing as the bride in white.

Anyango Mpinga sent a group of activist women friends, including Aja Barber, Orsola de Castro, Dr Shola Moss and Kelly Knox, down her runway, with messages of sisterhood and solidarity by feminist poet Mumbi – the mother of the Gikuya people - intertwined with uplifting music by Shingai Shoniwa.

Established by Golan Frydman (of FYODOR GOLAN) and Eddie Gavrillidis, during the lockdown when they left London for Tel Aviv, House of Jaffa explores being Queer in the Middle East as celebration of the beauty of the outsider and aims to create an escapist and romantic mosaic of visuals and emotions. The social conceptions of masculinity - both appealing and toxic – are challenged into an unapologetic aesthetic.

Julia Clancey closed down Kornit Fashion Week in an extraordinary assault on the senses, with gospel choir singers, roller-skaters, Voguers, dancers and Amber Le Bon, Yasmin & Maddie Mills, and Gaia Wise walking as parents Emma Thompson and Greg Wise sat among the audience.

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