Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring 2012

London Fashion Week
September 16, 2011

After a quiet a calm and neutral Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Jean-Pierre Braganza has turned to the dark side for SS12. Inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German architect) and Ben Nicholson (British painter of abstract compositions), Jean-Pierre embraces a stronger and more confident collection with abstract, distorted and fiery-red prints. Jean-Pierre described his SS12 clientèle as someone who has confidence and good taste. “Someone who isn’t afraid to embrace the dark”. 

The palette throughout was mostly black and white, with the colours in the print as the only other source of colour. Jean-Pierre also included some orange garments (I did not like this). Particular looks I liked included a floor-length abstract-printed dress, a cream coloured dress with symmetrical cuts at the top, and a fiery printed dress with perfectly matching shoes. 

Having looked at all his previous Spring/Summer collections, this is my favourite. I think a dark palette is what Jean-Pierre does best. He said one of his favourite designers is Thierry Mugler and that says a lot to me about his own style in fashion. I guess his SS11 was an experiment, and while it was very good, I think he should continue designing garments in a darker palette. 

© Jean-Pierre Braganza &

Source: paperomance

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