London Fashion Week Day 2: Jasper Conran Autumn/Winter 2012-13
Last season at Jasper Conran we saw this deep enriched colour scheme featuring fuchsia, burnt oranges and sunset reds. This season it was completely contrasted as we saw greys, chocolate browns and nude beiges. It was ladylike, classy and above all else, it was decorous.
Chocolate brown dresses with luxe belts were shown, but these belts only helped accentuated the falling of the skirt, only to reveal a sharp pleating, which re-affirmed the ladylike and classic charm that this collection had.
Texture was big this season at Conran. We see beautiful embellishment upon the cuffs and torso of one dress in particular, while leather was used for tops and skirts. Also this gorgeous Mohair sweater was paired together with a divine metallic skirt that featured acute pleats but in a completely unconventional way. Stunning cocktail dresses in the most sumptuous of colour schemes came forth down the catwalk, featuring fine free-flowing tassels. It sported this idealised and unique embroidery that emulated a leafy pattern, perfect for the autumnal season. While feather trimming was also featured upon these said dresses. But what really caught my eye this season at Conran was the fundamental metallic colouring; deep sensuous bronze colouring re-occurs upon look after look and it appears to shimmer as it is walked down the catwalk.
Overall Conran managed to bring forth the epitome of lady-like elegance to the catwalk, but in the most superlative of ways.