An oriental twist to art and fashion.
Bernard Chandran makes his mark in the fashion world once again by bringing a whimsical fusion of art and fashion to his Spring/Summer 2017 collection unveiled on the runway of the recent Paris Fashion Week.
Set against a black or white cotton canvas, the three-dimensional ‘wearable art’ collection bears resemblance of Japanese art of the Edo period with its sentimental landscape of mountains, nature, cherry blossoms and the agrarian Japanese society juxtaposed alongside modern art of abstract expressionism of the 50s with odd angles and shapes on flat planes and strong linear.
Once again, the new collection is nothing short in the aesthetics in terms of craftsmanship. The details are found in the rich embellishments, hand-worked embroidery and luxury crystal beadworks. The prevalence of cotton and premium netting is also seen across the fabrics used. The outlines of simple yet edgy cuts of the bustier dresses, bomber tops are accompanied by a cohesive colour palette that depicts a sense of lightness that brings forth the spirit of spring and summer.