'I’m obsessed with the idea that numbers and geometry have symbolic and cosmic value, with the female form being the ultimate cosmic being.' - Jean-Pierre Braganza
An arrangement of circles and lines was printed on the invitation to the Jean-Pierre Braganza's new collection. The arrangement formed perfect geometry abiding by the golden ratio, a fascinating ratio that has been theorised to be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye. On the back of it was the word 'Starkonnen', the name of the collection which was part Game of Thrones (the Stark family), part Dune (the Harkonnen family). Samurais from outer space were thrown into the mixture of the collection too.
Samurai silhouettes and dramatic lengths gave a sense of authority, wisdom and elegance to the tribe of girls. Colour-blocked panelling that fused with hyperreal prints strived for balance between the worlds of Sci-fi and Fantasy. Braganza's colour palette was night blacks, petrol blues and greys, accompanied by occasional flashes of white and peach.
Prints ranged from dragon scales forming a crest, to a fantasy winter scape from the Games of Thrones, to the circles and lines seen on the invitation which appeared on ultra light fabrics such as silk chiffon and silk satin. This complemented the heavier velvet bouclé and leather.
Stand-out pieces include a petrol blue suit that comprised of a lapel-less jacket and voluminous trousers, a belted wool and leather waistcoat that was paired with a floor length winter scape skirt, and best in the show, an obi-belted jumpsuit with a halved skirt.