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ICON II Marked Triumphant Return to London Fashion Week

Event showcased the work of designer Malan Breton and emerging talent Nathan Palmer 

Gaia, daughter of actors Emma Thompson and Greg Wise, modelled as actor boyfriend Basil Eidenbenz (Eskel in hit Netflix series Witcher) looked on

Event supported the vital work of prostate cancer charity Prost8

Following the success of the inaugural ICON gala last year, Helen Georgio, founder of Buzz Talent and This Is Icon II Charity Gala London brought another triumphant event to London Fashion Week in support of prostate cancer charity, Prost8.

ICON II, which took place at the Connaught Rooms in the De Vere Grand Hotel, London on 18th September, showcased the SS23 couture collection of the renowned designer Malan Breton alongside up and coming designer Nathan Palmer’s popular Perverse Demand, an urban menswear brand.

The event drew 700 people from the world of fashion including models Coralie Fox and Emma Lucilles, dancer Abbie Quinnen, Ms Great Britain 20/21, April Banbury, R & B artist Kule T who was the lead singer in the 90s band MN8, and singer songwriter actor and model Emin Zada Electro who was a striking presence at the event sporting his classic extravagant style.

The organisers paid reverence to the late Queen Elizabeth II by starting the proceedings with a short address by the Reverend Peterson Feital before a minute silence at 8pm.

Following this, models showed off Malan Breton’s stunning collection of men’s and women’s wear crafted in a variety of fabrics and featuring a colour palette that ranged from shades of blue to bright hot colours, before culminating in an elegant show of full-length black gowns.

Diversity is rapidly becoming a wider trend in the fashion world and Breton’s catwalk show reflected the broad faces and forms found in all corners of the globe while Nathan Palmer’s show which similarly focused on contemporary trends, threw the spotlight on utility as well as fashion to reflect new tastes which place high value on resilient and usable articles of clothing.

Musical entertainment followed by Lucy Penrose, who has the starring role of the young Judy Garland in the West End musical JUDY!

Many of the garments on show were modelled by Gaia, the daughter of famed acting couple Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Also present was Gaia’s actor boyfriend Basil Eidenbenz who appears in Eskel – the hit Netflix series The Witcher, playing the part of a friend of the lead character, Geralt.

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