LFW – Jean-Pierre Braganza S/S 2014 collection
Next up at the Somerset House was digital print and draping specialist, Jean-Pierre Braganza. In his spring/summer 2014 collection, Jean-Pierre explores the contradictions of femininity through colours, textures and silhouettes.
The designer states: “I’m fascinated by the controlled nonchalance with which my daughter wears her school uniform. Her socks and skirt have to be just so, and her jumper tied around her waist in a way that is completely contrived but gives the air of effortlessness that so many stylish women convey. I wanted to explore how this translates for women; the most attractive women always give the impression that they’ve put very little effort into their outfits.”
Pale pink and lace paired with cracked leather, and baggy trousers paired with playful cropped tops made for a delightfully sporty look. The digital prints were organically abstract, where florals and swirls seemed to blend with the wearer’s movement. Our favourite pieces were the flowing black dress with an asymmetric hem and the slouchy trousers – comfortable, non-sweatpants that will send us well on our way to the desired look of “controlled nonchalance”.
Jean-Pierre Braganza moved to London from Canada and, after graduating from Central St Martins, worked with Roland Mouret to further develop his signature look of modern tailoring and drape techniques. Since then, he has been nominated for many prestigious awards including the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward and The Swiss Textiles Award. Having won the Australian Wool Innovation Award, the designer went on to become Karl Lagerfeld’s protégé for two consecutive years.
Photos: Alessio Paratore
Backstage photos: Ambra Vernuccio
For further information visit the Jean-Pierre Braganza website here.