Now, where does one start with Bryce d’Anice Aime? Think Balenciaga and Mr. Pugh in glorious technicolour. The French born designer, who completed a BA in fashion design at Central St Martins in 2005, has been making news ever since for all the right reasons. Having launched his own label in just 2006, d’Anice Aime is already the talk of the fashion pack. Taking inspiration from art, architecture and philosophy, the latest collection featured slick, tight fitting dresses in mainly black and beige with the occasional flash of colour.
As the models paraded down the catwalk to what sounded like the techno music of tomorrow, the leather sculpted dresses encrusted with black sequins flashed blindingly. The silhouettes were simple, and yet still provocative with a touch of the 22nd Century.
With that in mind, try to imagine a spiked shoulder dress and enough octagons on a dress to befuddle any mathematician. And for the shoes? Black leather and gladiator themes had definitely inspired the young Mr. Bryce. One can only speculate as to what this talented young designer will unveil next season… Raf Jaworski