The Jean-Pierre Braganza show began with bold horizontal stripes. Then came contemporary, asymmetrical dresses, with two-tone, origami-effect folds in oxblood and grey. Leather had a heavy presence, from full-length oxblood gloves to a powerful and voluminous biker jacket complete with fur collar and cinched waist. Across the board silhouettes were bold, but not rigid: a good example being a gorgeous pair of cropped, high waisted, wide-legged trousers.

The collection played back and forth with contrasting textures and ideas of strong vs soft femininity; oversized choker necklaces and cuffs vs kimono sleeves and pretty hemlines. The colour palette didn’t stray far from standard winter berry shades, dark green and, of course, black, but this only brought more attention to the wide variety of interesting cuts on show. A very sassy and wearable collection.

Written by and images © Francesca Bassenger. Video source British Fashion Council, YouTube.

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