Hailed as the ‘King of Fashion’ in his homeland of Malaysia, the exoticism of his heritage has always shone through in Bernard Chandran’s work. This season, his work, entitled Venus in the Daytime, hopes to emulate not a gentle, angelic goddess but a ferocious female not to be spurned.
Strong looks and soft finishes made up his SS15 collection, which saw models strut down the runway to an explicit-laden track which emphasised Chandran’s vision of a fiery woman.
From puffy silhouettes to sleek material and long Grecian style gowns, Chandran’s SS15 collection didn’t fail to surprise yet still make sense in it’s entierity. His use of block colours to feminine prints worked beautifully, with transparent panels incorporated well into some of his key pieces and worked well in transitioning the whole collection.
Bold colours gave way to nudes and swarming Goddess prints which added a secondary element to Chandran’s work. This was no doubt a metaphor for the unexpectedness that oozes from confident and creative women.