22 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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London: Jean-Pierre Braganza is not known as a romantic or soft designer, but for F/W 12 he chose to diffuse his typically dystopic work with a number of pleasingly feminine details. Braganza’s signature stark repeat patterns were an unusual choice for silk poet-sleeve blouses, and the graphic took on new life via a sequined batwing knit top. The designer also maintained his interest in asymmetry, but tempered off-kilter jackets with a lavender hue, pairing them with a delicate marbled pencil skirt. Although grown-up suiting and wearable silhouettes were a welcome expansion for Braganza, a few ensembles brought the urban edginess his customers look for, such as a crop top with oversized tapered trousers, or a silk t-shirt bursting with a smoldering flame print. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Full / Long / Fitted / Lean / Body-conscious
Color: Gunmetal / Metallic plum / Black / Lavender / Navy / White / Tangerine / Poppy
Key Items: Long sleeved dresses / Roll neck knit tops / Stiff overcoats / Tunic tops / Gathered pencil skirts / Poet sleeve blouses / Striped vests / Asymmetric motorcycle jackets / Slim trousers / Fur coats / Printed silk t-shirts
Materials: Jacquard / Fur / Cable knits / Patent leather / Wool / Twill / Cotton / Silk
Print + Pattern: Dimensional repeats / Chevron stripes / Abstract photo prints / Stripes
Details + Trim: Tails / Rolled necks / Gathering / Fur trim / Ribbing / Ties / Poet sleeves / Zippers / Sequins / Asymmetry / Pleating
Accessories + Footwear: Ankle boots / Leg warmers / Envelope clutches / Chain choker necklaces / Layered pendant chains / Corset belts / Drop earrings
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