Jean-Pierre Braganza Women Spring Summer 2016 – ‘Whiplashed’ was the name of the show, but it was far from a car crash. The girls exploded onto the runway in a flurry of primary colour, paint box brights. Prints looked marbled and took inspiration from the Bauhaus. Leather dresses with plunging necklines added drama and texture to the already bold looks. Influences from Roland Mouret, with whom Braganza previously worked for, shone through in the cut and drape of the garments and in the pleated peplum detailing on tailored dresses.
Graphic prints featured on loose silk tunics whilst tailoring was architectural and structured on jackets and skirts. Royal blue, red and yellow really popped against the black, white and grey pieces. As the show progressed, the colours gave way to a purely monochrome palette. Flowing bias cut skirts and high waist trousers were teamed with blazers which tied in with the labels organic and technologic aesthetic.
Hair was unkempt and effortless. Accessorising was minimal, the odd silver cuff here and there, and barely there cage heels let the garments speak for themselves. A draped, asymmetric black and white gown closed the show, demonstrating the dark glamour Braganza is best known for.
Jean-Pierre Braganza Women Spring Summer 2016