The 1950s In Mind – Bernard Chandran SS 2012, London Fashion Week

Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2012

By guest writer Gabriel Weil: Bernard Chandran had the 1950s in mind. In a tribute to his mother, he revisited a time in which people “took every effort to be fashionable.”

Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2012

The collection showed structured curvy cocktail dresses that were skillful interpretations of the dresses from the era. The designer managed to dust off retro feelings by constructing the dresses from innovative patterns, at time with shrunken proportions, other times with cutouts and peekaboo detailing.

Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2012

Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2012

Matching giant bags were paired with some of the pieces, and although they were slightly odd, they kept the styling away from the obvious choice of clutches.

Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2012

The palette was of muted metallics (gold, champagne and silver), grey and touches of green, turquoise and apple green. Some pieces were embroidered, but nothing that deviated from cut, the main attraction of this show by Chandran.

Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2012

 
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