Sunday, 20 February 2011

Jean-Pierre Braganza AW11

The sci-fi influences were evident as usual at Jean-Pierre Braganza's AW catwalk show as soon as the very first model stepped into our view. With her hair pulled tightly back in a super-high ponytail she walked on past us with alien-like ease and we just knew this was going to be another Braganza bonanza of sharp tailoring showcased with a science-fiction edge, and yes, as usual, we were spot on.

The tailored pieces were offset by trippy digital prints and for a change, we were shown some space-y silouhettes we could actually wear without looking like a reject from Gareth Pugh's production line. Practical fabrics were on all the rage in Braganza's 'post-cyber world' - with the AW's usual staples, leather and wool, making quite a few appearances. 

Panels of contrasting fabrics added more interesting shapes to the already interesting garments, and of course, what would a sci-fi influenced collection would be without statement shoulders? Braganza's collection is fit not only for a 'future world', but for a future fashion season. The season of AW 2011, in fact!

words: Navneet Gill
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