Saturday, 18 September 2010
Bernard Chandran SS11 Show
If Cleopatra were to be in a 1920s Speakeasy that was on the moon, you'd be looking at the inspiration for Bernard Chandran's SS10 collection. Fluid silks and elongated lines looked stunning against a musical backdrop mixed by Kanye West's old chum, Mr Hudson. Muted nude colour palettes might be a strong direction for next season, but Chandran accented this with sequinned embellishment and a lot of leg. With a few accidental boob flashes, the show generally flew by without a hitch. Chandran championed both sleek long silhouettes and high hem lines, accessorised by woven wicker box bags and stonking great platforms. The collection also showed the evolution of this season's full skirts by leading the way to a lampshade skirt shape (with a few lampshade shoulders thrown into the mix too). Cute details such as massive pockets and envelope-style sleeves were all common denominators in an overall very wearable collection.