Monday, February 08, 2010

Designer to Watch: Osman Yousefzada

Osman Yousefzada Previous SeasonsOsman Yousefzada started his career as a banker, giving hope to fashionable people trapped in uncreative jobs everywhere! The London-based designer made his debut in 2005 with a collection inspired by his Afghan heritage entitled KALASHNIKOV.
Osman Yousefzada Spring 2010He started out utilizing bright pops of color, but lately seems to have been worked with a more subdued color palette - his most recent collection was all white with occasional touches of gold. Feels awesomely St. Tropez to me, though I do prefer a bit more color in general.

Celebrity fans include Thandie Newton, Mary Kate-Olsen, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Jemima Khan, Lily Cole, Kate Moss, Alice Delall and Alek Wek - not bad for a new comer! You can buy some of his pieces online at Brown's in the (out of my) price range of $235 on sale tunic to $2,800 silk frock.

All images via NY Mag