Jean-Pierre Braganza catwalk show report A/W 2015 for LFW
The Jean–Pierre Braganza show started off with search lights and sirens, which instantly put the audience at the edge of their seats. Braganza sought to electrify the crowd, and the collection that followed was nothing short of spectacular. He effortlessly mixed leather, fur and sequins to achieve the ultimate sophistication and class.
Braganza, famous for his impeccable tailoring and structural pieces, proved to be consistent. He mixed feminine shapes, like the clinched waist and loose-fitting drapes, with edgy and sexy pieces such as the leather jacket and the over-the-knee stiletto boots, all in deep greens, black and burgundy.
A particularly striking piece was the beige fur jacket paired with a sexy shimmery dress, imitating old Hollywood glamour. The runway was a climatic mixture of grunge, grace and glamour; the pieces represented every woman’s dream albeit with a dangerous and mysterious edge.
Braganza’s commercial appeal is commendable; his collection pushes boundaries but still manages to appeal to even the most reserved fashion lover.
The show ended with an upbeat mood as the change of music instantly pulled the audience out of their reverie and back to reality. The applause was outstanding for the Central St Martin’s College alumni.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter