Dec 06, 2018 | By Jane Boddy
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Feb 18, 2018
The blue sky over Claridge’s Hotel yesterday was a perfect accompaniment to the blocks of bright colour in Jasper Conran’s AW 18/19 collection.
Catwalks Director Lizzy Bowring offers up her views on the brightest show that London’s had to offer so far.
Continuing on from S/S 18 ‘s colourful clothes, Jasper Conran presented his A/W 18 collection in a palette of gorgeous complimentary bright colours, each silhouette equally as good as the last.
The brightly coloured show notes gave an inkling of what to expect- precisely moulded silhouettes of the softest cashmere were grounded in blocks of opaque colour; white, yellow, orange, green which cleverly contrasted against glacial grey, navy and black.
Trousers were pleated and divided, shapes barely moved, as models glided across the plush carpeting within the ballroom of Claridges. Windproof smocks and georgettes were splashed with seemingly coloured brushstrokes while weatherproofed technical materials formed floating layers over ‘oceans of pleats’.
Textured knits were worn casually layered such as the Antarctic orange parka worn over a petrol blue moss stitch sweater paired with a blue wool crepe track pant – it was refreshing to see such a ‘carefully considered’ blend of sporty precision and colour. – Lizzy Bowring
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