To a pumping soundtrack, Jean-Pierre Braganza unveiled his autumn winter 12 collection, ‘Chandelierium’ at London fashion week today.
Rather than following trends Braganza follows themes, ideas and attitudes. And this season, he played with a provocative idea of Victorian women subverting tradition. The strong palette of deep purple, forest green and black made for a surprisingly wearable outcome. Structured, scuba-like tops and dresses interlaced with coated wool statement coats, and seriously lust-worthy boots by Mark Charles added tough-luxe edge to Braganza’s cosy/modern knitwear and body-con dresses.
Prints were of course stellar. This time they came in purple, lilac and green marble, regal swirls, and as the show notes described, a ‘mind altering chandelier trip’. These, put together with wearable separates and his ever-present structure and craftsmanship made for a confident collection.