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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.

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