Sep 26, 2019 | By Jane Boddy
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After show-hopping – and a team debrief – the WGSN Catwalks editors call out the most exciting and directional emerging trends – and we’re reviewing some of our favourite moments, too.
WGSN’s Georgie Hyatt reflects on Jasper Conran’s A/W 19 offering, and the sense of ‘easy femininity’ he creates with this collection.
The unusual etched glass doors, carved stone and patterned floor of Florence Hall at 66 Portland Place complemented Jasper Conrans architectural AW19 collection. A feminine, elevated and elegant leisurewear that felt commercial, and easy to wear.
Conran utilises the ease and comfort of sportswear as he reimagines the jumper, the straight skirt, the sweat top and the shirt. His looks consist of pared back styling, allowing the wearer to throw it on and, ultimately, still look effortlessly put together.
The light-filled space brought three-dimensional silks and organzas to life, bringing relevance and modernity to chocolate brown hues. Conran uses transparency and slips of colour to create depth and intrigue.
Long, asymmetrical layers provide a canvas for Conran’s fresh, geometrical lines and shapes. Creating and interesting journey for the eye in ebony, walnut, cedar, rust and clay tones. Off-set by curves of vivid colour – scarlet, yellow, blue and violet.
This ankle- grazing collection echoes the modest hemline length in skirts, dresses and trousers we have been seeing on the catwalks this season.
A personal highlight? A chocolate brown silk jumper and full-length skirt set, which was the perfect marriage of comfort, luxe and leisure.
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