With Tilda Swindon serving as this season’s muse, Bernard Chandran presented a collection that flowed with effortless androgyny.
An authority on both the Malaysian and British fashion scene, Bernard Chandran showed his autumn/winter 2012 collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Freemasons Hall. With Tilda Swindon serving as this season’s muse, Chandran presented a collection that flowed with effortless androgyny.
Continuously pushing boundaries of fashion design, pattern cutting and fabric creation, Chandran presented a range of clean and edgy silhouettes that were gracefully adorned with intricate embellishments, combinations of foil prints, plastic trimmings and lace embroideries.
The autumn collection differed from spring with the incorporation of structured shapes and fabrics. The attention was focused on shoulders, necklines and futuristic silhouettes that embodied this idea of ‘uniforms of tomorrow’. Sheer close fitted 40s style dresses looked ultra modern next to fierce leather coats. Clear PVC insertions on the seams of pointy shoulders and sculptural removable necklines yet again were the striking details of the range. Accessories included encrusted lip necklaces, while flower and rose belts accompanied almost every garment and were sitting high on the neck or nipping in at the waist.
This eclectic collection in shades of midnight blue with gold, bronze and silver highlights on black was not created for a faint woman. Chandran’s woman is one that knows her heritage well and is looking boldly in to the eyes of tomorrow.