British born and Canadian raised, talented womenswear designer Jean-Pierre Braganza is known for his contemporary, almost futuristic prints and his admiration for constructed tailoring; an aspect that is, without fail, carried through all of his collections.
After graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins and working for French womenswear designer Roland Mouret, Braganza established his own label in 2003 with the aim to design contemporary, edgy clothing for like-minded women who are not afraid to be noticed.
Underlined with a subtle yet somewhat obvious palette of black, grey, white and blue, and a slightly more untraditional shade of peach, and inspired by sacred geometry, scriptures and nature, Braganza’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, Starkonnen, features a beautiful digital print made up of trapeziums, parallelograms, circles, triangles and rectangles. Several shapes have been thrown together to form a single, complex, geometric symbol that he has then repeated across numerous pieces throughout the collection, including floor-length silk dresses, for instance. Other prints include those of picture-perfect lakes and mountains surrounded by mist, and one other that oozes a far Eastern vibe.
Typical of Braganzaâ€™s Autumn/Winter aesthetic, silk, leather and cotton dominate the collection with an occasional woolly interruption, emphasising the sheer luxury quality that the Jean-Pierre Braganza label often goes to new heights to epitomise.
A glorious mix of both the elegant and edgy, this collection has definitely set a new standard for Jean-Pierre. Now here lays the question, how will he top it next season?
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