Fashion Week has not only opened our eyes to gorgeous clothes, but we have been loving the glamourous locations for the shows not shown at Somerset House. Jasper Garvida welcomed us to The Bloomsbury Hotel for his highly anticipated SS12 collection. Tantrum were super excited as last season, Jasper wowed us with utter brilliance and a faultless showing of garments. This season, however it all seemed a little flat. That's not to say we didn't like the clothes, they just didn't live up to AW11. Is it just us, or do you expect colour for summer and dark hues for Autumn/Winter? Maybe we're starting to stereotype typical seasonal fashion but things seemed to be going backwards - maybe that is what we should appreciate about fashion, who knows?
Something we did like though were the garments that were leopard inspired; but not the usual leopard print. Jasper Garvida had captured the print of a snow leopard beautifully, and it really worked with the feminine silhouettes of the long, floor draped dresses. The collection as a whole really mixed the sweet and the savory. Peplum skirt dresses and shirts adorned with frills sweetly clashed with the edgy style of gold and silver metalics, heavey sequins and statment zips.
Jasper is still loved by us here at Tantrum and we can't wait to see what he pulls out the bag next season. If the last two collections are anything to go by, we may be seeing a collaboration of bright hues and sequins - watch this space!
words: Jemma Lamble
images: Christopher Dadey