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.”
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.
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.
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.