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
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