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Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

New collection Starkonnen referenced Sci-Fi themes, in a strong on trend showing from Braganza at the BFC Courtyard Showcase on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander
Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander.

For A/W 2013 Jean-Pierre Braganza once again explored geometry, this time influenced by Cosmic Symbolism, Fantasy and an imagined Sci-Fi world where women are leaders. Starkonnen was dominated by this season’s favourite minimalist colours of black and white, here given a utilitarian space ship vibe with Braganza‘s signature sharp panelled tailoring and the addition of a round pattern intersected with lines, reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci‘s infamous image of the Vitruvian Man. Apparently this arrangement of circles and lines forms perfect geometry in which every known shape appears. Matching fractal designs were inspired by the scales of a dragon and appeared as placements prints intersected with jagged bursts of peachy coral or across oversized collars and draped around legs on maxi skirts. A glowing teal blue was the only other highlight, used in large swathes for a simple shift dress and elegant trouser suit.

Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander
Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 illustrations by Daniel Alexander.

Long fabric waist ties were inspired by ‘samurai silhouettes‘ and gave a softer vibe to the dramatic lines, intended to convey ‘power, wisdom and elegance‘. Around the necks hung beautiful beaded and knotted necklaces by Janine Barraclough, and the occasional model swung an elegant leather clutch bag by Bracher Emden. Sleek hair hung parted from the middle and swished smoothly, apart from at the crown, where a neatly bound top knot perched. I imagine that Jean-Pierre Braganza must have watched a few Sci-Fi films as research for Starkonnen as this all added to the impression that these women could be tribes from a far off galaxy, elegantly swishing through an intergalactic ship amongst many other races.

Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Jane Young
Jean Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Jane Young
Jean Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Jane Young.

Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregoryc
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza A/W 2013. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Jean Pierre Braganza by Angela Lamb
Jean Pierre Braganza by Angela Lamb.

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