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Flame International Festival of Fashion and Art London Fashion Week 2019

Cover Photo Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli, Elvis Sal Bashir,Amrick Channa

The Flame International Festival of Fashion and Art (FIFAF19) was held alongside the prestigious London Fashion Week from 15–17 February 2019 at the beautiful Hilton Hotel Docklands, overlooking the south bank of the River Thames.

FIFAF19 brought together new and well-known designers, in conjunction with various talented models, artists, composers and performers under one roof from the UK, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Hungary, Greece, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Turkey, Croatia, Israel and India and across Africa and Asia.

Cover Photo Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli, Elvis Sal Bashir,Amrick Channa
Cover Photo Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli, Elvis Sal Bashir,Amrick Channa
 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture by Lasetha Leelasena
Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture by Lasetha Leelasena

The beautiful and talented lady behind this amazing and ambitious project is the renowned London-based designer and artist, Yana Flame. Yana’s main goal in launching FIFAF was to create a platform that would support and promote creativity, diversity and the sharing of different cultures.

Yana Flame Organiser Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Organiser Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019

During the event, a huge number of people attended, including representatives of large multi-brand shops and boutiques from around the world; art gallery curators; fashion buyers; media bloggers; photojournalists from printed and online magazines; and a raft of international celebrities and fashionistas. All were brought together by a wish to immerse themselves in this amazingly diverse showcase of art and fashion. The event was also complemented by an art exhibition that included paintings from such famous artists as Igor Tomayli and Yana Flame.

Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Ian Smith
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Ian Smith
Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couturephoto by Lasitha Leelasena
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Ian Smith

Yana Flame also presented her latest collection of beautiful haute couture luxury bridal gowns, designed to focus attention on the bride on her wedding day.

Yana Flame Couture Wedding Haute Couture Collection
Yana Flame Couture Wedding Haute Couture Collection
Yana Flame Couture Wedding Haute Couture Collection8 Yana Flame Couture Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Couture Wedding Haute Couture Collection8 Yana Flame Couture Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Ian Smith
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection Photo by Ian Smith
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Yana Flame with the Prince of Flame Matthew Kenny by Lasetha Leelasena
Yana Flame with the Prince of Flame Matthew Kenny by Lasetha Leelasena

Yana Flame Couture also collaborated with actress Rose Wilson to present the unique Obsession collection, comprising hand-painted unique kaftans, jeans and leather jackets.

Obsession Collection Flame Couture 12 Udara Couture8 Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession Collection Flame Couture 12 Udara Couture8 Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession Collection hand painted by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession Collection hand painted by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession hand painter collection by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession hand painter collection by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture photo by Lasitha Leelasena

The event also featured a creative show, featuring crazy hairstyles, created by Yana Flame, assisted by Julie Morris and Natalia Moroz, with all makeup being undertaken by the amazing Sweta Hussain, who supported the festival by providing her collection of lashes.

Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Couture Wedding Haute Couture Collection8 Yana Flame Couture Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Yana Flame Couture Wedding Haute Couture Collection8 Yana Flame Couture Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
 Jackets Tatiana Prijmak Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Lashes Sponsor Sweta Hussain and singer LMR Photo by Kirk Richards
Lashes Sponsor Sweta Hussain and singer LMR Photo by Kirk Richards

It was also a pleasure to welcome Angela Young from IPaint Faces, who created two magnificent and thought-provoking pieces of body art, in collaboration with Yana Flame Couture.

Body art By Angela Youngs Photo by Kay AnthonyI
Body art By Angela Youngs Photo by Kay AnthonyI

Guests attending FIFAF19 also had the opportunity to meet and exchange concepts with some of the celebrity guests. The musical element was hosted by talented rock singer and songwriter Allis Allen, alongside the incredible DJ Ginistyla, who rocked the stage and runway with a programme of incendiary and innovative live sets and mixes.

 Presenter Allis Allen Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Presenter Allis Allen Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Dj GINISTYLA and Obsession Flame Couture collection Photo by Kay AnthonyI
Dj GINISTYLA and Obsession Flame Couture collection Photo by Kay AnthonyI

The biggest star of the event was legendary house music vocalist Amrick Chana, who is a mainstay of such top-rating TV shows as The X-Factor, The Voice, Come Dine with Me and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Other guests included jazz singer Ellen Vladyuk; LMR, winner of TV show Pride’s Got Talent UK; Brazilian singer-songwriter Jusky; Elvis Presley impersonator Sal Bashir; songwriter and composer Anthony Everest; and London-based choreographer-dancer Anton Peris.

Singer America Channa photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer America Channa photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer LMR photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer LMR photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer Ellen Vladyuk photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer Ellen Vladyuk photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer Elvis Sal Bashir photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Singer Elvis Sal Bashir photo by Lasitha Leelasena

The eight-strong judging panel was led by Igor Tomayly, a gallery owner in London and former art director of the Slava Zaitsev fashion house, who strictly followed the processes and evaluated the quality of all participants.

The final day of FIFAF19 concluded with an awards ceremony for all participants, including diplomas and gifts from our partners and sponsors. On this occasion, the Judges chose a new designer, whose collections will be included in various fashion weeks, including Crimean Fashion Week, Odessa Fashion Week and Kharkov Fashion Days, together with being included in showrooms in Italy, UK, France and Spain.

Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli, Elvis Sal Bashir,Amrick Channa
Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli, Elvis Sal Bashir,Amrick Channa
Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli,Allis Allen,Photo by Kirk Richards
Organiser Yana Flame, Head of Jury Igor Tomayli,Allis Allen,Photo by Kirk Richards

The overall winner of was Russian/UK designer Katya Lipakova for her outstandingly beautiful ball, wedding and evening gown collection.

Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
 Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke Okaforphoto by Lasitha Leelasena
Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection Photo by Chima Luke Okaforphoto by Lasitha Leelasena
Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Winner Katya Lipakova Ball and Wedding Collection photo by Lasitha Leelasena

Models included Christopher George, aged just 15, who was our Petite Prince of Flame and Best Teen Model, and 14-year-old Angelika Moroz, our Petite Princess and previously Miss Teen Congeniality. Angelika received a crown and hand-painted jacket from Yana Flame, together with a studio photoshoot worth £1000, for being the best events promoter. The Prince and Princess of Flame were young models Matthew Kenny and Sophie A J Morris ; the King of Flame was the handsome Sean Prakash; Queen of Flame was the beautiful, Eleanore Spriggs;J Many more of those involved received awards.

Petite Princess Angelika Moroz design by Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Petite Princess Angelika Moroz design by Yana Flame Wedding Haute Couture Collection photo by Lasitha Leelasena
King Of Flame Sean Prakash
King Of Flame Sean Prakash
Petite Prince Christopher George
Petite Prince Christopher George
Prince of Flame Matthew Kenny design Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couturephoto by Lasitha Leelasena
Prince of Flame Matthew Kenny design Obsession hand painter collection9 Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couturephoto by Lasitha Leelasena

The event was a great success of fashion, art and creativity. It provided a great opportunity to connect and to work together for the future, and we would like to thank everyone who helped and supported our amazing project, including our makeup experts and hairstylists Sweta Hussain, Helena Dragomir, Simone Myers, Hristina Hristova, Galina Platonova, Mum Nett and Keli Cartwright.

Jackets Tatiana Prijmak Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak Photo by Chima Luke OkaforLondon Fashion Week Feb 2019
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak Photo by Ian Smith
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak Photo by Ian Smith
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak photo by Lasitha Leelasena
 Jackets Tatiana Prijmak photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak photo by Lasitha Leelasena
Jackets Tatiana Prijmak photo by Lasitha Leelasena

To find out more information and to see all the stunning photos from event, check out instagram @flamefashionfestival and www.facebook.com/FlameFashionArtFestivalEn/ . Please ensure you follow us to keep up-to-date with up-and-coming events.

Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony
Obsession hand painted collection by Flame Couture Photo by Kay Anthony

The next edition of FIFAF will be held on 16-18 August. 2019. For registration and submission, please contact Yana Flame via the email below. If you are a designer, artist, musician, dancer, model or photographer and wish to participate, or would like to sponsor or become a partner, please contact Yana Flame at flamefashionandartfest@gmail.com. Don’t miss out on being part of this quickly growing project and don’t hesitate, contact us today.

Article edited by Neil Watson

Photo Credit by official photographers: China Luke Okafor, Lasitha Leelasena, Ian Smith, Kirk Richards, Kay Anthony

Provided by Saif Rahman Sozib 

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