Carmen recently attended the Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2015 show at London Fashion Week.
Jean-Pierre Braganza famously worked under Roland Mouret before setting up his own label. For those who don’t know who Roland Mouret is, he is famous for his galaxy dress, which became ubiquitous on the red carpet during Spring 2006, and later on in 2008 with the moon dress which was loved by Victoria Beckham amongst others.
Anyway back to Braganza. Jean-Pierre is known for his grungy, urban goth looks with lots of draping and asymmetry – the closest high street equivalent would be All Saints (British brand full of amazing leather jackets and black dresses with attitude).
Mouret was known to pin fabric onto the mannequin and THEN make shapes with the garment, and this is certainly the same style adopted by Braganza.
As expected, there was a dark sense to the show. The music felt like it pounded in time to your heartbeat, and it really felt like the world had stopped still whilst the models were walking down the catwalk, situated in Somerset House.
The new collection focused on bringing the organic and futuristic technology together - and you can certainly see that vision in the pieces shown below, where Braganza combines soft fabrics including mesh (which are SO IN right now)and somehow constructed them to create sharp clean lines – it’s hard not to love this collection!
Fringing at the bottom of skirts and dresses is also in this season, and we have to say we are loving it! What is really interesting to us is that although this is the Spring/ Summer collection, we are really noticing some darker tones this season, and let’s face it – why can’t we wear edgy, darker tones during the summer?! In Singapore & Hong Kong – we say bring back the dark grungy look despite being 30 degrees outside!! Just make sure you wear plenty of mesh/ light fabrics and not drag yourself out in a black winter coat!
This coat below was lightweight, and we love how it looks like it has 4 different layers to it! Also note the fringing in the middle of the garment. We are both now on the lookout for garments that combine the three colour tones of black, white and this warm stone colour! As you can tell, this whole outfit has MOVEMENT which is so elegant.
And here are some of the print dresses. One colour that we were told to watch out for this season is TERRACOTTA and you can see glimpses of this colour in the designs below. We could easily wear all three of these designs below! This dress below was Carmen’s favourite BY FAR! Jaws were dropping when this model walked down the catwalk – the soft train was uber glam and the sparkles from the embellishment MADE THIS DRESS. LOVE IT.
And then there are the asymmetrical hemlines and some sweeping to the side slits that you are seeing EVERYWHERE now! Also loving this outfit below – granted the jacket is probably not as applicable for Singapore and Hong Kong in the summer (but you could definitely rock it in the air-conditioned office!) – but we are really loving the little white cutouts at the bottom – a fun yet classy twist. By the way we are NOT recommending you wear this whole outfit to the office (unless you work in the the most awesome/ least corporate office environment ever!).
And there you have it – our take on the Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2015 show! Carmen had so much fun at the show and looks forward to attending more in the future!