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

Jean-Pierre Braganza's new collection Phoenetheus was inspired by the paintings of Ukranian painter Zinaida Lihacheva, elements of which adorned many of the garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Adam Pryce
Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Adam Pryce.

This season Jean-Pierre Braganza took a more painterly approach to his usual stark graphics, collaborating with Ukranian artist Zinaida Lihacheva for a collection titled Phoenetheus. Her bold washes of colour adorned relaxed wide sleeved shirt dresses, tie front twist trousers and asymmetric shifts. Braganza‘s trademark tight tailoring took on an Art Deco twist – layered in boxy cuts – with the predominantly monochrome colour palette enlivened by pale turquoise, cerulean and flame orange. I particularly admired one of the final pieces, a cream tuxedo, beautifully fitted and flared. Accessories by Janine Barraclough clanked on wrist and neck, hair slicked in light flicks across the cheeks.

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Jenny Robins
Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Jenny Robins.

Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Adam Pryce
Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Adam Pryce.

A prominent note on the program thanks philanthropist Aleksandr Onishchenko. Can this be the same man who competed in the Equestrian section of the Olympics? How thoroughly intriguing.

Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
For his last show of the day Snarfle took front row position alongside Angela Quaintrell of the Centre for Fashion Enterprise. Angela was a senior fashion buyer at Liberty and instrumental in kick-starting Alexander McQueen‘s career but naturally this did not phase Snarfle, who proceeded to work his charm on a doyenne of the fashion industry.

Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 photography by Amelia Gregory
Jean Pierre Braganza SS 2013 September 2012-snarfle
Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013. All photography by Amelia Gregory. (apart from the one above, obvs)

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