Bernard Chandran's Vivid Autumn Dressing
Getting back to wrapping up the London Fashion Week shows I attended, here's a nice shock of colour courtesy of Bernard Chandran. The Malayasian designer opened with a hot pink outfit and cape detailed in black which set the tone for his upbeat autumn collection. It was all about head-to-toe solid, saturated colour highlighted by hot pinks and lots of fiery orange-reds; for detail we saw exposed long back zips, black criss-cross diamond patterns, an exquisite laser cut top and dress, and petal-like panels protruding from the side of the waist. A lot of it was not for the timid of colour, but there was something for everybody in black and navy including a very wearable pocketed black zip-front dress with structured paneling.
Chandran's Little Red Riding Hood?
The eyes appeared to be highlighted beyond the brow in white as the model walked down the runway, then the close-up shot revealed they were made up to look owl-like, and that the lips were done in fuchsia on top and bright orange on the bottom, reflecting Chadran's preferred two colours in the collection.
Bernard Chandran - what a smile!
Photos by Denise Grayson