Malaysian designer Bernard Chandran’s AW13 collection was inspired by 1950’s model Dovima, a 22 inch waisted aristocratic looking beauty loved by photographer Irving Penn.
Chasing the aesthetic of 1950’s women who took pride in their perfected appearance, Bernard explores a sophisticated lady of now through bold techni-colour prints in firey oranges, beige white and black cut into two-pieces of the future, class retained through wrist length arms and knee to ankle skimming skirts.
A collection fit for sophisticated carnival to intergalactic hip hop party, Bernard’s designs stretched from neck to knees, green leather to orange silk suits and flat peaked ‘balaclavas.’
Cropped jackets, updated cocoon shapes, narrow skirts, tapered pants in fabrics inspired by nature in silk wool, lurex lace and leather crafted with strong primary colours of green, blue, red and yellow represented a modern interpretation of the well dressed woman.
Designer & Brand Info: Bernard Chandran
PR Team: POP PR
Photography by Alan Christopher Parker
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Article by Tania Willis