Florian Jayet is one of those designers with such an innate understanding of the way women’s bodies work, his collections are visually stunning, representing strong yet sensual femininity. For A/W12, Jayet cites his inspiration coming from civilizations and tribesmen, with Aztec and Maori prints running through as a central theme. 

With a base palette of black and grey, and touches of turquoise and almost neon yellow, he incorporates metallics to give the collection a futuristic and modern twist. Opening with an intricately detailed leather headdress, it was clear from the start that this was a collection that was going to be talked about. What ensued was an entire collection of strong and structured pieces, with tapered silhouettes on the bottom half and interesting detailing to the shoulders, including padded shell pads and elaborate stitching. 

Accessories followed suit, with sculptured metallic sky high heels and finger armour jewellery and even a full face chain appearing on one of the Amazonian-like models. The hair and makeup were exquisite, completely embodying the essence of the collection, with futuristic hair and makeup. Goodie bags for the show went down almost as well as the collection, with the audience eagerly nodding at both. Florian finished the show long flowing maxi dresses in luxurious silk, bringing a softer aesthetic.

Sarah Jayne Potter, VFS Contributor
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Photography by Natalia Ilina

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