Beauty and talent was what walked down the runway for Bouchra Jarrar’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Each of the twenty-three ensembles displayed thought and class when it came to design, proving that the catwalk nudity is not the only way to intrigue the crowd.
First down the runway were badger fur collars each attached in their own unique way; travelling round the next to the waist, strapped down by leather or secured neatly in place thanks to the season’s trend of sailors stripes. Models wore loose straight-legged trousers with single yet classy pin-stripes down the side. When combined with the collection’s tailored jackets there was no question that audience was gaining a healthy dose of understated elegance.
As the show continued sailor stripes made a re-appearance; on one coat the design flowed round the model’s neck and seamlessly into her pocket while a sweater and sophisticated day dress followed suit. As for the collection’s formal pieces these were floor length dresses in light beiges trailing behind the models’ strides. The incredible movement thanks to the cut and fabric including organza, silk and chiffon, added to the collections whimsical and magical air.
- Pascale Barget