Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Hills are Alive: Peter Jensen SS12

A few of my favourite looks from Peter Jensen SS12. As I said before, I only endeavour to see shows by designers whose work I genuinely like and which fits my own personal style aesthetic - I was certainly very upset when I couldn't get a ticket to Jensen's presentation. However, on behalf of the lovely Laetitia (whom I was helping out over the weekend, photographing and reporting from various shows), I managed to go after all. As I took my place by the photographers, moments before the first model walked out, music began trickling through the crowd. It was a live pianist, seated gracefully in the corner at a blinding grand piano, pearls coiled around her neck. It was a beautiful touch to the start of the presentation, the classical soundtrack complementing the delicate clothes that opened the collection. A prelude of white softly entered, in an array of looks that incorporated sheer silk, peplum skirts, pan collars, and copious amounts of cut-out floral broderie anglaise fabric. Then, prints sneaked their way in, transforming the whole collection into a whimsical rainbow blur. Signature bunnies hopping from blouses to sunglasses, parrots, cheetahs and leopards on trousers/trenches, with alpine landscapes (my favourite) thrown in for good measure. Conclusion: Jensen is the god of whimsical rainbow blurs. All hail.