Yesterday, at the Centre For Fashion Enterprise pop-up showroom, we had the chance to meet designer Jean-Pierre Braganza and hear him speak about his Fall 2009 collection. This season, Braganza was informed by two distinct inspirations: Native American imagery and futuristic, sculptural tailoring. Overall, the collection communicated a sense of the exoskeletal, from the paneled dresses "that seem to grow over the body like petals or scales" to the prints comprised of digitally manipulated x-rays. Thanks to this, the collection had a post-apocalyptic feeling to it and the usage of Artic fox fur, hand-woven leather pieces, and Kirkwood-friendly heels certainly didn't hurt matters. Below, a few of our showroom snapshots and their corresponding runway images. To see Braganza's Fall 2009 in full, click here.
In The Showroom: Jean-Pierre Braganza Fall 2009