Bizarre socially distanced London Fashion Week show sees catwalk models trudge through a field in Buckinghamshire
- Models trudged through a field on Missenden Farm in Amersham on Sunday
- London Fashion Week ventured outdoors with Paria Farzaneh’s dramatic show
- Explosions and firecrackers went off as the models strutted through the field
- It is one of the only events this season with a live audience amid the Covid crisis
London Fashion Week continued on Sunday with a bizarre show that saw models walking through a farm in the Buckingham countryside – with explosions going off and smoke billowing in the background.
The show took place on Missenden Farm in Amersham, north-west of London, where models presented 26-year-old Paria Farzaneh’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection.
But only a select few editors and buyers were able to enjoy the dramatic spectacle due to coronavirus regulations – which almost completely put a stop to the much-anticipated fashion week.
It is one of the only shows this season that is allowed a real-life audience, because of Covid rules banning mass gatherings, with most designers having to make do with a live-streamed event.
The show had a seemingly idyllic setting but the performance quickly took an unexpected turn as explosions and firecrackers went off like gunshots in the peaceful British countryside.
Smoke billowed in the background as the models strutted across the field wearing utility-inspired clothing, with the show aiming to reflect the worldwide climate and echo the current tensions in America.
Notes distributed at the show detailed how US-based members of Farzaneh’s team had been affected by America’s wildfires and anti-racism protests during the creation of the collection, the Guardian reported.
London-based designer Farzaneh, who has Iranian parents, is a rising British star in the fashion industry who combines traditional Iranian workwear and textiles with styles developed in London to create her fluid collections.
Paria Farzaneh’s London Fashion Week event took place on Missenden Farm in Amersham, with models walking across the field with smoke billowing in the background
It is one of the only shows this season that is allowed to have a live audience, with a select few editors and buyers being allowed to watch the event sitting in field
Paria Farzaneh’s collection was inspired by utility clothing, with models wearing large jackets and dresses using cargo pant-style pockets and camouflage prints
The impressive show saw firecrackers being set off and large explosions, with smoke billowing in the background as the models showcased the collection
The show gave a message of resistance as models strutted across the countryside wearing camouflage trousers and other cargo-inspired clothing
The looks were inspired by utility clothing, with the models donning practical walking shoes with green pocketed utility vests and other bold colour combinations
The dramatic event featured suspenseful music and firecrackers, which went off like gunshots, before the models took centre stage for the performance
Despite the show’s idyllic setting, the unsettling performance contrastingly aimed to reflect the current worldwide climate and echo the current tensions in America
London-based designer Farzaneh, who has Iranian parents, combines traditional Iranian workwear with styles developed in London to create her fluid collections
A selection of shoes are prepared for the models presenting the creations of Paria Farzaneh’s new Spring/Summer 2021 collection
Farzaneh, 26, is a rising British star in the fashion industry who has previously described her work as ‘merely a platform for something bigger’
A model poses in camouflage utility-inspired clothing as explosions go off in the background and smoke billows across the countryside setting
Models present creations from London-based designer Paria Farzaneh during a show for her Spring/Summer 2021 collection in Amersham, north-west of London
Notes given out at the show detailed turbulence in America, and read: ‘We all share the common goal, creativity runs strong in our blood, and we can’t let it go, especially not now’
The London-based designer often uses handmade Iranian fabrics and plant-based dyes to create her bold and colourful styles
Notes distributed at the show detailed how US-based members of Farzaneh’s team had been affected by wildfires and anti-racism protests during the creation of the collection
The show had a seemingly idyllic setting but the performance took an unexpected turn as explosions and firecrackers went off like gunshots in the peaceful British countryside