Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac was inspired by Pre-Raphaelite art for this collection and the result was beautiful. Millais’s well-known ‘Ophelia’ painting was used repeatedly throughout the collection appearing across skirts and jackets. The collection had a touch of the whimsical to it, which the designer has gained a reputation for, but it was also sleek, sophisticated and had a flirtatious feel to it.
Plaid was rife throughout the designs, but it wasn’t overwhelming, instead it linked the collection together as it was draped across backless dresses and cape like coats.
One of the highlights of the collection was a fox motif that added a touch of fantasy to the designs, the fox was oversized and often formed the top of a dress. It was surprising, charming and utterly fun.