Friday evening’s Jean-Pierre Braganza presentation was a story of contrasts.
From the vivid monochrome looks which made their way down the catwalk at the BFC’s Somerset House show space, to the juxtaposition of tomboy shapes and pink accent pieces, Braganza’s offering for SS14 centres on effortless, nonchalant chic. Capturing a distinct mood- inspired by women who ‘give the impression that they’ve put very little effort into their outfits’, this was a perfect lesson in modern dressing.
Impeccably cut shorts, trousers and jackets punctuated a collection which incorporated a series of symbolic prints- the most prolific being the repeated motif of the divided raven on silk. Taken from Native Canadian mythology, the raven is the trickster but also the creator- a contrast which represents the dichotomies which inspired Braganza’s vision of spring for 2014.
Team Aesthetic loved the beautiful black dress with an imposingly dramatic waterfall hem, the streamlined trousers and the simple silk prints. A hugely wearable, creative and innovative collection from one of London’s most exciting design talents.
Sarah Farrell is a fashion and lifestyle blogger at My Sentimental Heart. A regular contributor to Aesthetic Magazine, Sarah’s main interests lie in baking and style. Sarah is also the Features Editor of Aesthetic Online. She Tweets @sarah_sentiment.