Bernard Chandran combined strong colours and geometric prints to channel a sophisticated and austere woman for A/W.
An exquisite eye for detailing and clever embelishments featuring feathers, knots and braids broke the collections androgynous elements. This intelligent use of material brought a very mature and recession appropiate luxe feel to the show.
Inspired by nature ,leaves, roots and wood grains, the desiger fused silk and organza with wool, metallic imbelishments and belts that brought the collection back into the future.
Oversized feathered bags and embelished shows further strengthen all of these contrasting elements by cohesivly bringing the collection together.
It was an interpretation of a modern, chic, bag lady if you will that plays and showcases her feminity through this play on traditionaly gender assigned fabrics.
Subtle revelations of flesh and sheer materials established the Chandran woman as a strong and powerful woman incontrol of her feminity.
As far as London Fashion week goes Chandra’s vision of fusing masculine fabrics with aerodynamic sillouthes presented itself as a geniunly Parisienne couture-like
The designer presented a superb collection that managed to be a conceptual journey that naturally unfolded look by look as models strutted down to a thumping bass,
And a wearable collection that will prove a success with international buyers.
Fernando Torres www.DistilEnnui.com