I hadn’t planned on attending the Jasper Conran show, but somehow I found myself wedged into the front row, so I went with it. I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know much about his work before the show, but I’m certainly going to start paying better attention from now on.
As a certified freak for fuchsia, Conran won my heart immediately with his beauty look, which featured sleek (but not wet) hair held back with a simple hair band. All the girls had fuchsia lips, neutral fingers, and fuchsia toes. This totally worked for me on every level.
Conran’s Spring colletion was minimalist, and the person next to me who said, “It’s a bit Jil Sander back in the day, isn’t it?” could be forgiven. It was, but there are worse standards by which to be judged.
This collection was sleek, featuring white, black, and red, the latter absolutely saturated with color. Then along came a fuchsia dress, further cementing my newfound loyalty to Jasper Conran. Geometry was a prevalent theme here, from the rectangular shapes on the dresses to the large circular necklaces to the boxy lucite handbags.
The whole collection was sharp-edged, smart and utterly wearable. In a word: perfection.
**All photos via Imaxtree