Over at Jasper Conran this season things started off with sharp yet utterly cool cottons in the colours of black, white and grey. This marked the beginning of the new season and continued the bright colour scheme that we saw in New York.
Conran’s spring/summer collection had an overall sporty feel to it. This was aided by a selection of bright-coloured headbands and amplified by the Perspex handbags that the models carried. The dresses were predominantly floor-length and were mostly sleeveless. Conran added thigh-high splits and displayed most of the dresses with open backs, which enhanced the allurement, enchantment and elegance of this collection. The collection itself looks very simplistic, but the composition of the clothing proves that it was far from simple to construct. Floaty dresses in colours such as blood orange, red and hot pink came thundering down the catwalk on fierce-looking models, while geometric shaping, clean-cut tunics and sheer materials gave those finishing touches to Conran’s collection.
Favourite pieces of mine from this show were a mid-length pleated skirt in a shade of icy grey and the final look, a floor length orangey-red strapless dress. It shows the mid-length skirt is clearly here to stay, as is the bright colour scheme that we have been seeing everywhere for the last few months.
While front-row wise, Alexandra Shulman, Hamish Bowles and Richard E Grant were all waiting with baited breath to see what Conran had in store for spring/summer 2012.