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London Fashion Week fall/winter 2010: Day Two
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Brice Aime and Bernard Chandran


Celebrity fans: Estelle wearing Bernard Chandran at the Grammys '09 © Rex Features/REX/SIPA
Bryce Aime had Egypt on the brain, except he wasn’t dreaming of a package holiday to Sharm El Sheik, instead we were treated to a collection inspired by the ancient ritual of mummification.

Digital prints of unraveling bandages featured on taught stockings and hair was restrained by circulation-stopping hair bands, whilst architectural dresses had folds and tassels fit for the most spoiled of Pharaohs.

Bernard Chandran can count Estelle, Rihanna and Lady Gaga among his loyal following, and with that information I’m sure you know what to expect of his designs: eccentric shapes, occasionally more art installation than your average ‘pop to the shops for a pint of milk and a celebrity gossip rag’ outfit.

Past shows have seen hazardous pointed hips and shoulders so big that even Alexis Carrington would balk at the idea of them.

For a/w10 Chandran continued to play with futuristic forms but also introduced rich texture and embellishment to his designs. Feathers adorn hemlines and even form wings on a simple grey knit, creating a bird of paradise effect. In fact we’ve spotted a fair few plumes this season, an insider tip from us to you: feathers for a/w10!


Selene Pearson
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