DB Berdan Spring/Summer 2013

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DB Berdan’s Haute Boheme collection found its inspiration in the Golden Era of the 20th century. With the designer couple consisting of the fashion editor turned designer, Deniz Berdan and her CSM trained daughter, Begum Berdan, the launch of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was nothing short of a success. Targeting a young, vibrant and fashion-forward consumer, the designers have presented beautifully hand-crafted dresses, defined by texture and clashing prints.

The collection is defined by repeat pattern and collage prints, stripes and surrealist accents. The vibrancy and freshness of the collection can be found in the textured dresses with see-through voile fragments and fluorescent, neon colours.

Details such as over-sized accessories and double leather belts to accentuate the waistline contribute to a playful vision of the femininity that is being interpreted by the designers. Soft pastel colours like baby-blue and yellow are contrasted by neon colours and black details. As the title given, the collection is an analogy between high fashion, craftsmanship and a relaxed, bohemian feel.

Designer & Brand Info: DB Berdan

PR Team: Katch PR

Article by Bianca Jutaru

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012-2013

Bernard Chandran Spring/Summer 2013

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It’s clear that Malaysian fashion designer Bernard Chandran didn’t miss the memo stating monochrome would be big news for SS13, presenting a 44-look collection at London Fashion Week with a predominant colour palette of black and white. Accents of dove grey, oyster pink, neutrals and a flashes of electric blue added colour to Chandran’s concise collection, which also featured geometric triangular prints and abstract patterns.

Fabrics ranged from stiff cotton, tough leathers, delicate silks and slinky satins with sequin and jewel embellishments adding a touch of glamour and sparkle. Shapes were clean and modern, with hemlines sitting high above the knee for a fresh and sexy feel.

My favourite looks came at the top of the show in the form of futuristic crisp white mini dresses with short sleeves, cutaway details and a-line skirts. Accessorized with natty oversized shades and statement platform heels in patent black and white leathers, the look presented was cool, urban and youthful. I could imagine these outfits sitting comfortably in the wardrobe of young pop starlet with a fun and edgy sense of style.

This was a crowd-pleasing, commercial collection from Chandran with a futuristic appeal that feels perfect for SS13.

Designer & Brand Info: Bernard Chandran

PR Team: POP PR

Article by Sophie Green

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012

Nova Chiu Spring/Summer 2013

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Novia Chiu’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, entitled “Bon Voyage”, was inspired by the creative duos travelling and road trips. The two designers wanted to create a more wearable and versatile collection so silks and satins were combined to create beautiful but wearable shirts, blouses and trouser suits. The fluid feminine shapes of the garments were both flattering and functional not only in silhouette but also in texture and colour.

Whilst on their journey’s, designers Nova and Jeff, who are known for their surface prints, took pictures of Asia’s mountains, trees and rivers and printed them on silk, satin, cotton and spandex in a selection of captivating colours; including warm pinks, icy blues, earthy greens, sunset oranges and vivid purples.

The timeless collection was very in-keeping with traditional Asian fashion. Loose silk kaftan-style jackets were worn with printed spandex leggings which showcased a stretch of Asia’s sultry summer scenery. Decadently draped blouses and dresses featured seductively deep v-shaped backs which gave the oriental collection a modern western edge.

Some of the pieces featured subtle fringing, which gave the garments movement, bringing the scenery printed upon them to life, whilst others featured an overlay of netted ruching in bright calypso corals and peachy hues which added dimension to the silken landscape beneath.

Designer & Brand Info: Nova Chiu

PR Team: POP PR

Article by Grace Beazer

Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
© ACP / Stylogasm 2012