Today saw British Designer, Claire Tagg return to show with her dramatic, oriental inspired fauna and flora collection consisting of 8 looks. The collection combines glamour and destruction representing the opulence she encountered through her travels.
The collection is primarily print based with rich textures, detailed drawings and elaborate embellishment. Each garment is heavily beaded by hand to illustrate the glamour that goes against the ripping of the illustrated textures. The hand beading created a unique feel to each garment, presenting it with the element of couture.
The silhouettes are inspired by the formal airline uniforms that Tagg once admired. Textures within the collection are represent the reality of how demanding and stressful Claire found the journey to be. The structural jackets, blazer style dresses amongst the oversized floating ball gowns that are constructed in luxurious Duchess Satin created an opulent atmosphere.
With a fresh colour palette, the tone of the season was sophistication. Hosting baby pinks, mustard yellows, fushias, blacks and much more. The highlights of metallic gold draw attention to the decadence within the garments. Tagg kept her signature style of layering the digital prints with embroidery, creating a cherry blossom aesthetic.
The accessories Tagg chose to use within the collection played a strong part in completing her look. The colourful beaded jewellery alongside the fabric belts and plane seat belt fastenings. The show saw the models walking amongst the crowd, standing in the middle of the room and rotating together. As they rotated the garments floated with them, and the lights flickered off the beading. It was an opulent show and one that we are all mesmerised by.
Words by Alix Flannery
Photography by Becky Mukerji