Posts Tagged ‘Embellishment’
Jean-Pierre Braganza's darkly sensual A/W 2012 Chandelierium collection referenced Victorian regality at the Embankment Gallery Space, shown on Friday the 17th February 2012.
Written by Alia Gargum
Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2012 by Catherine Meadows
Although Chandelierium was inspired by 'the sensuality of being covered' and Victorian women driven to madness by the repression of their concealing clothes, Jean-Pierre Braganza turned constrictive silhouettes into a very wearable collection. As his current S/S 2012 collection was about 1920's silhouettes and free movement (which I reviewed last London Fashion Week and loved, read about it here) A/W 2012 is all about figures being tailored and moulded by sharp lines. Jean-Pierre Braganza never does things in an expected manner, and played with the idea of how women embraced the dark side of such strict dress to remain in control.