This afternoon at Fashion Scout saw urban jungle met by lavish glamour, when Bernard Chandran’s collection took the catwalk by storm. Celebrated by a wealth of prestigious clients, Bernard’s collections never fail to exemplify designs which are both fresh and distinctive, whilst seductive and edgy; and the SS14 Collection was by no means an exception to the rule.
The whole affair can only be described as an eccentric explosion of lurex-coated Royal Pahang silks and avant-garde tailoring; showcased through a plethora of metallic hues, textured silk brocades, graphic tubular beading, embellished hem lines and exaggerated shape forms.
Taking inspiration from the streets, the sensations of it’s landscape and it’s myriad of subcultures, the collection took us on a thrill seekers journey from the palace to the pavement, the pinnacle of the collection - the portrayal of an urban princess crowned in her embellished tiara, her glitter fueled headphones in tow, of course, echoing her 21st century beats.
The collection encompassed futuristic tailoring and shape forms, whilst remaining quintessentially elegant and traditional. A collection both striking and intriguing.
By Brooke McCord @BrookeMcCord
Photographs by Jamike Latif