SHOW INSIGHT: APU JAN
Held in the stunning Grand Temple and accompanied with a full live music set, compromised of a piano, cello, flute and singer, Apu Jan's show was full of spectators eagerly awaiting his SS18 collection. With the likes of Alice Ke attending, the thirty-three garment-strong show delivered on all levels, with pieces ranging from floor length gowns to tailored suits.
The models makeup was natural and understated, enhancing their features and honouring Apu Jan's emphasis on the feminine form in every way. Three French plaits beginning at the crown of the head and working their way to half way down the head, added flair and originality.
The primarily monochromatic collection featured silk knitted, printed pieces; his self-developed jacquard and chiffon material created breath-taking garments, such as his final look. An off-the-shoulder dress, with a dip hem and sprawling train, saw photographers snapping away at this stunning piece. The material was also used for a two-piece suit and various other looks.
Attempting to convey his thoughts on short-lived flowers and their withering, Apu Jan had a selection of oriental printed pieces, intertwined with traditional tailoring, on materials ranging from satin, to cotton, to his unique and classic knitwear.
Words by Zoe Bennetts