While we love getting inspiration from designers (however out of budget they may be) come London Fashion Week, it makes things all the more exciting to know that we might actually be able to get a hold of the exact catwalk pieces. Enter Jasper Conran.
The London-based designer first launched his high street diffusion line J by Jasper Conran in collaboration with Debenhams back in 1996, and while his parent label Jasper Conran is going nowhere, the catwalk collection gives us a hint of what we can expect from the more affordable Debenhams range.
And for autumn/winter 16? It’s purses at the ready ladies, because this one is a REAL corker.
Held at Brewer Street Car Park, Jasper Conran models lit up the clinically white runway in a rainbow of bright pinks, greens, yellows and purples. Patterns were prominent, with horizontal stripes leading the pack and bold geometrics closing the show. As for shapes, skirts and dresses were in high supply, with just two pairs of trousers hitting the runway. Femininity akin with said shapes ran throughout the entire collection, with fluid fits and sheer finishes completing each look.
We can’t go without mentioning one of Jasper’s accessory additions, either. As the show progressed to outerwear, not one, but two BUCKET HATS made their runway debut. Yep, we really are talking about the ‘90s bucket hats we thought had totally had their time. Reinvented into chic suedes in muted hues of camel and black, they actually looked kinda cool?!
Meanwhile, the show attracted more A-listers than we could keep count of including songstress Ella Eyre, model Yasmin Le Bon and blogger Niomi Smart.
To sum things up, the Jasper Conran autumn/winter 16 collection is one of delightfully feminine and wearable pieces that we can’t WAIT to land in stores. See ya there…