Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Editor @ Large . . . Basso and Brooke

Every season I wonder what this duo can do next. How can they think of new shapes, colour combinations and print designs; and each season they do.
The show began with a series of jersey dresses in host of nature/animal inspired prints, these were combined with the usual graphic style of Basso and Brooke to create a selection of brightly hued and striking dresses. I especially liked the way the colour palette, though vibrant had been muted for the AW10 season. Wine/berry tones played a huge role in print bases, that gave them a really wintery vibe. I was surprised again, like I had been at Ashish at the attention to detail to basics such as wool trousers and frock coats in grey and berry tones, as a means of entry points to the brand for those not quite ready to be so daring.
Naturally most pieces were jersey and body con, with printed tunics, leggings and maxi dresses all appearing on the runway. Collars followed the trend for round, stand ups, but naturally in jersey, they draped beautifully.
Several jersey dresses showed off a herringbone/weave style print, similar to that seen at Osman, suggesting a potential trend.
As usual, Basso and Brooke achieved some fabulous jersey draping and panelling that showed how each piece of print is specifically placed.
Surprisingly there were several coats accessorised with fur collars (a definite trend for AW10. As well as on trend cape shapes in block colors. 
The second phase of the collection saw snake prints in orange and green hues as well as panels that resembled the sahara desert and prints that were reminiscent of inner city buildings. It was almost a fusion of nature and modernity.
Yet again Basso and Brooke has created a collection that creates and wows and firmly keeps them the kings of colour.

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