Jean-Pierre Braganza catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Once again, Jean-Pierre Braganza’s autumn/winter 2014 collection has not fallen far short of the best this season. With inspiration taken from his dabblings with the refined art world and in particular, baroque painter, Caravaggio, the collection is an ode to the female painter’s life in a misogynistic society.
Amongst refined fabrics from duchesse satin to quilted denim and leather, the designer’s work makes reference to the increased freedom a woman of today has, compared to Caravaggio. Jean-Pierre Braganza also uses masculine silhouettes to subvert the misogynistic society she so hates. From Braganza’s staple coverall, tied at the waist in dark navy wools and black leathers, to the structured pullover and masculine wide-legged cropped trouser, Braganza sublimates his (and Caravaggio’s) frustration with the stereotypical female expectation.
Leather belted biker jackets and sharp-fitting collared tailoring only serve to further the subversion, while the waist-highlighting ties still allow for the collection to appeal to a feminine modern woman.
Against a backdrop of darks including black, navy and grey with only the odd hints of white, this collection really is the epitome of the masculine woman.
Photos: Krish Nagari