London Fashion Week First Catwalk Reports

Aesthetically different designers find mutual ground

By Max Hailwood

Jean-Pierre Braganza

A showcase of geometry, panels and pleats. Braganza manages to show one of the most alluring and captivating shows of the day through a play with futurism and feminism that can take your breath away. Jean-Pierre doesn’t deliver anything ground-breaking in a strong sense, but definitely helps to push the trend back towards wear ability the one aspect that recent years of fashion unveilings has been running away from.

The 90’s feel of some of the patterns is softened by the slick cutaways and panelling that Braganza offers up. This show offers a sophisticated glimpse of the coral coloured spring just a few months away.




Orla Kiely

The presentation in the Portico Rooms was a glorious feast for the senses. Canapés were gratefully welcomed and champagne was knocked back at a rapid rate by everyone in the room. Models on rotating platforms or reclining on sun loungers were scattered throughout the exhibition space and a projector displayed the work of this famous Irish designer.

I was also graced with a very well thought together, and covetous, goodie bag containing a free notebook and usb containing the look book for the new season. Always a hit at Fashion Week, this designer’s classic and nostalgic print always offers a different approach to the new season.

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