The lights were dimmed and everyone turned their attention towards the catwalk entrance, anticipating the first look. Moments later everyone was still in the dark and crackling static of a radio adjusting stations was playing over the sound system. A jazzy tune clicked into play and a satin emerald green dress with a black triangle cut out and loose, full sleeves set the tone.
The emerald, black, white and grey coloured collection was inspired by the 1920s, particularly the Art Deco movement, and it was clear. Models strut down the runway in black fedoras tilted over their hair, which was curled into chin length bobs, and dark maroon lipstick. Highlights of the show included the Deco-inspired embellishments and the variety of coats. Details included triangle shaped panels, ruffled detailing and sharp 90 degreed angles on the shoulders of sculpted dresses.
This season Jasper Garvida’s show was sponsored by Miele, a German premium domestic and commercial appliance manufacturer, in honour of the launch of the Miele Fashion Prize competition to help nurture design talent in the UK.
Words: Maggie DolanImages: David Coleman