Taking inspiration from the Cornish coast, Braganza referenced such artists as Ben Nicholson (a British painter of abstract compositions) alongside architect Mies van der Rohe and swiss surrealist H R Giger showing clothing that was architectural in design and pattern, and mixed with geometric shapes with sharp and neutral colours. .
Key pieces came at the end of the show with geometric printed dresses, and a fabulous coral pink 70s style key cut halter neck jumpsuit; all wearable and fun. Fabrics were light and airy and included jersey, silk and cotton, producing draped and tailored pieces in a palette of black, lemon, white, pinks, and dove grey.
Jewellery and shoes were also strong combining suede and leather cut out heels and shoe boots with some lace up fronts, powered with over exaggerated long and thin leather clutch bags in grey and black, combined on occasion with statement bib style jewelled necklaces.
Hair was again overseen by Indira Schauwecker for TONI&GUY and emulated an almost bouffant style front on some models, with others adorning a side parting, leading to what seemed like a tight high fish tail plait at the back, however, this style was carefully constructed by using label.m volume moose to layer and manipulate the hair into shape, along with redirection style dust to distress two pony tails together in a tight plait which hung perfectly as the models strode down the catwalk. Make up saw striking 80s blush in almost fuchsia pink smeared across cheekbones with nude lips and white powder under the eyes to contrast the strong hues below whilst eye brows were sleek and strong.
In his release Braganza added that “Fashion is about capturing emotion in a glance. My challenge is to create the most esoteric dress for that exact moment, ” – which he clearly has done for spring/summer 2012.
Shows continue later today with Basso & Brooke and PPQ amongst others….