The beauty was in the detail for Jaegers collection. Pleats,
lace, bows, buttons, binding, scalloped skirts and cut-work stood
This collection is easily transferable from day to night.
The collection consisted of block colour soft caramel hues that
were again used to complement culottes, A-line skirts and jackets,
but before this, the designer showed pastel mint, baby pink, saffron yellow and
coral pink clothing.
The hats have a Spanish influence, and the block shoes
and oversized handbags portrayed spring and summer. The overall
collection is beautifully modest and cute, accessible to any age
or time of day.
Jasper Conrans high-impact collection showed simple, geometric
elegance. His clean lines and lean silhouettes create a classic
yet contemporary edge.
Alluding to sportswear in style, Conran is still able
to bring a dramatic flash of flesh with by plunging necklines and
full-length splits down the leg. Billowing fabric and cutout back
detailing make this show stand out. There are also interesting geometric
patterns placed against sheer fabric.
The effective colour palette consisted of monochrome shades with
bursts of pinks and reds.
John Rochas springsummer 2012 collection projects tough
romanticism inspired by mythical warrior women. Staying true to
his subdued colour palette of blacks, off-whites, golds and rose,
the attention is on the very textural and sculptural elements in
Rocha has used complementary and contrasting combination
of fabrics to blur the line between fierce and feminine. Sheer ruffled
dresses, silk georgette and organza floated beautifully off the
body. Sweeps of pleats and panel lines delicately contoured the
body. Soft and fluid dresses are dominant in this range. The hems
have multiple lengths. The collection also has feathery, bark-like
textures that refer to woodland creatures. There is a beautiful
combination of crochet, sheepskin, ribbons and sculpted raffia.
Rocha emphasized the strength of the mythical warrior
though the use of styling. The headpieces formed a horn-like æsthetic
that extends the length of the back creating a strong silhouette
for the beautiful feminine creatures. The wind-swept, long, plaited
hair strongly references the traditional warrior. The make up is
nude and androgynous.
The look was finished off with a clompy wedge shoe for
a textured, feathery and strong look. John Rochas collection
portrays power in femininity.