Omar Mansoor AW16 Collection


Omar Mansoor AW16 L’art Vivante Collection

Talented designer Omar Mansoor showcased his AW16 collection at the AMBA Charing Cross hotel and also at Top Model Worldwide at The London Hilton Metropole.

The collection named L’art Vivante was inspired by 20th Century Italien heiress Marchesa Casati and her influence was captured on the catwalk showcasing elegant gowns, Koya silks, and velvet fabrics.

The first design showcased here is a full length luxurious laced gown which really is quite the showstopper.

The grey lace dress is a formal maxi style dress constructed with Chantilly Lace with a cowl at the back to add formal structure to the dress -Omar Mansoor

If you’re looking for a great dress with lace detailing this Sheath Dress with a special Lace Effect is a gorgeous one from Esprit. It’s a shorter option with laced detailing.

For length you could opt for a Jersey Maxi Dress which nips in at the waist just beautifully like the dress I’m wearing above.

This stunning grey gown was tailored to fit my frame, wonderful to have a dress which fits so perfectly.SheHearts OmarMansoor

SheHeartsOmarMansoorThe second dress I’m wearing here is a beautiful velvet dress which is a gorgeous shorter option for a Summers evening. The fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable to wear, the feminine flattering shape really accentuates the female form.

The sleeveless velvet dress is a party dress accentuating femininity in an sober shade of pewter -Omar Mansoor

Velvet fabrics are great to wear in colder months as well as on breezy Summer days.

Another option is this Velvety Soft Leather Dress, the dark khaki version is a similar shade to the one showcased.

Team grey shades with pretty sparkly heels, I have chosen a golden shade to warm up the colour of the dress to match my makeup and jewellery worn.SheHeartsOmarMansoorAW16SheHeartsOmarMansoor

The final outfit showcased here is a beautiful grey pencil skirt and faux-fur top. Combining two very different fabrics creates a very unique overall look.

The faux-fur top with grey wooden skirt is geometric silhouette ensemble for slim physiques.  -Omar Mansoor

This outfit would be an excellent one for the office during the day as it’s chic, sophisticated and slightly quirky.

You could try this figure shaping jersey pencil skirt in grey teamed with a faux fur top.

Omar Mansoor Q&A

1/ What inspired your elegant AW16 Collection?

This collection titled “L’Art Vivante” was inspired by Marchesa casati who was known for her elegant style and wanted to be known as ‘living piece of art’.

2/ Please can you tell me more about the fabrics used in this collection and the thinking behind it for this collection?

This collection consists of an eclectic mix of fabrics ranging from lace to velvets to pure hand woven Koya Silks.

3/ What can we expect to see in your next collection at LFW? Really looking forward to it!

Thanks for looking forward, the next collection is more asymmetric with sober colours and laces.

4/ If you could design a piece specifically for me what would it look like?

It would be a long dress with A line skirt and full sleeves bodice in peach colour lace


Omar Mansoor really impresses with his stunning designs and play on cuts, styles and fabrics. Each dress showcased here from the AW16 collection are designed to perfection.

It would be wonderful to one day model a dress designed by Omar himself, the one described in the interview sounds just wonderful, I haven’t worn peach before!

I’m ever so excited to seeing the next collection at London Fashion Week.

Which dress from the AW16 L’Art Vivante collection do you like the best and why?

Thanks so much for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

Laura xo