Well, this is awkward: Gemma Arterton and Tinie Tempah look like the best of enemies with a frosty front row encounter at Issa

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By John James

Smile: Gemma Arterton and Tinie Tempah sat next to each other but hardly spoke during the ISSA catwalk show

They are two of the most talented young people to come out of England in a long time and they are both rising stars in their individual fields.

But it appears the clash of egos between Gemma Arteton and Tinie Tempah were working over time as the two celebrities refused to share a word at the ISSA catwalk show today in London.

The show, which was part of London Fashion Week at the BFC Showspace at Somerset House, had the stars turn up in their best clothes but they clearly forgot to bring their smiles with them.

Sitting on the front row, the superstars wouldn't even look at each other as pictures were taken of them and at one point the former Bond girl was seen giving the Pass Out singer a contemptuous look.

The 26-year-old brunette looked stunning in a black lace dress with cream lining and matching black heels as she sat on the front row.

Tinie, 23, was extremely well dressed and looked a million miles away from the grime artist style of T-shirts and trainers that he normally wears to perform in.

Back to black: As Gemma struck a pose for the camera, Tinoe looked away uninterested in speaking to the actress

Not feeling frisky: The two rising stars hardly spoke during the show and kept their attention firmly on the catwalk

The Frisky singer wore a pair of black trousers with a velvet blazer which featured a small white flower on the lapel.

He teamed that smart outfit with a pair of shimmering pair of shoes which he wore without socks and he accessorised with a pair of his trademark thick rimmed glasses.

Most people would have thought that the two British talents would have been getting on like a house on fire but neither one of them seemed that interested in conversing.

Small talk: Tinie has been showing more interest in fashion and is hoping his own fashion label will be big one day

Hey ya: As Tinie waved to the camera, Gemma found something very amusing

After releasing a successful debut album in 2010, Tinie then went on to have huge chart success with two number one singles and four top five hits.

Last year he performed on the X Factor USA as he strove to break the States and he now has his sights set firmly on launching his own fashion brand which is named Disturbing London.

Judging from theses pictures we're pretty sure he wont be calling Gemma up if he needs a famous friend to model his clothing.

Take a bow: Gemma was all smiles in her black lace dress before she had to sit next to Tinie Tempah


There was an unmistakeably eastern feel at Daniella Helayel's Issa London show tonight.

The Brazilian-born designer took inspiration from as far and wide as Russia, Mongolia and China, with heavily printed fabrics, fur hats, and dresses over trousers.

At the forefront of the collection was a panoply of prints, from those inspired by the ornate embellishment of Faberge eggs, the imagery of Moscow's St.Basil's cathedral and the paisley print of Russian dolls, to natural prints in blues and greens inspired by brightly coloured Mongolian flags, and Chinese dragons and lanterns intertwined with patterns from Ming vases.

Touches of the Mongolian nomads' traditional dress was found in cropped jackets embellished with rich wool threads and feathers.

Fabrics were luxe and elegant: velvet, woven gold silk coupe or lace in hues of bronze and gold; evening dresses of China red lace or inky blue silk satin.

All in all, a collection with global appeal.


A shimmering green sheath was printed with Russia's archetypal onion-domed buildings and graphic patterns, while right, those onion domes again, this time on a classic Issa wrap dress

Prints took a Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow to Mongolia (and right, wouldn't this scarf look super on the Queen?

Kate would wear this well: Full-length gowns with graphic prints, or right, in emerald green, would suit the duchess's slender physique

From Persia with love: Paisley print originated in Persia and India centuries ago. Right, kimono dresses with bold graphic florals had an unmistakeable Eastern flavour

Mass appeal: High necklines, headscarves and trousers under dresses; barely-there lace dresses... with Camilla al Fayed's funding, Issa plans to expand globally, and this collection certainly has global appeal