Friday, January 06, 2006

Eyeball this

A mix of grunge with avant garde smart tailoring - a little Junya Watanabe, with the masculinity of Hermes, and that motorcycle edginess from Chanel.

There you have Jean-Pierre Braganza.

Inspired by rocket ships and Cuban motorcycle cops and a fixation with all things sci-fi, Braganza continues his exploration of organic geometry, draping and layering bringing a masculine element to his pre-occupation with the female form.

In a stark palette of white, cream, grey, black and red, Braganza?s '21st century dandies' (and presumably dandettes) swaggered arrogantly down the ramp. Plucked from his own circle of visually arresting friends, they brought an attitude to the show rarely achieved with professional models.

Special honours should go to a massively successful collaboration with jewellery designer du jour Judy Blame, who contributed fabulous silver tangles of charms and chains.

Talk about fashion forward, you can't get any more forward than this.