Omar Mansoor’s Royal Ascot 2018 Collection

Omar Mansoor, Ascot veterans’ favourite couturier and one of our five inspirational fashion designers to follow (see, has unveiled his 2018 Royal Ascot collection.

Featuring knee length dresses in shades of lilac, purple and fuchsia, these winning dresses are named after Ascot’s winning horses.

Hats featured are by Elena Shvab Millinery who is one of our five marvellous milliners to follow (see )

Omar’s dresses are all priced at £299 each and are available at Designs NW3, 60 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 1ND.

Permian Dress: A lilac chiffon dress perfect for the pear shaped figure with its ruched bodice nipping in the waist and full bubble skirt camouflaging the hips and tummy.

The headpiece is from Elena’s Magnolia SS18 collection. Also named Magnolia, this statement headpiece was inspired by the magnolia flower and is handcrafted with chiffon and organza fabric flowers set on a straw base. Price £345.

Zhui Feng Dress is of pure silk crepe. The full length sleeves and below the knee-length hem presents a demure ladylike finish, whilst the vibrant purple shade ensures you will not blend in to the background. Suitable for the hour glass figure and the larger bust.

The jaunty Lara pillbox hat is made of paper straw with a large silver bow. Price £145.

The Frankel Dress is designed with floaty lightweight fuchsia fabric. Another great style for the pear shaped figure with its ruched waist definition and full skirt. The high neckline and pleated detailing on the front also suits the boyish figure and the smaller bust.

Named Silk Rose, the hat’s purple wool felt base is covered with a vintage turquoise veil and adorned with a handmade silk rose flower with a touch of gold and sinamay leaves. Price £235. This hat can be made in various colours to match the outfit.

The Barney Dress is crafted from crepe de chine with a draped neck line. Shaped armholes result in a cap-sleeved finish. Great for the hour glass figure.

The statement Princess Grey headpiece is made of sinamay straw and decorated with pleated organza fabric. Price on request.

In shades of aubergine, the Coronet Dress with its crossover front and long sleeves is designed to be slim fitting. Crossover V-shape necklines flatter the larger bust and the curvier figure.

The Pink Pearl is a hand shaped sinamay straw fascinator decorated with ivory floral lace and pearls. Price £210. Can also be made in various colours to match your outfit.

Photography of Omar’s dresses: Shahid Malik

Photography of Elena Shvab’s hats: Ternavskaya Luba

Omar’s website is

Elena’s website is

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