In a surge of nylons and enough colours to paint a rainbow, Jasper Conran SS18 toyed with the notion of fashion as a means to simultaneously reveal and conceal, resulting in a number of statement looks.
Saturated in a colour palette consisting of oranges, mustards, tans, blues, olives, pinks, deep reds and browns, the collection utilized a series of seemingly clashing colours that lined the seams and surfaces in an array of bold patterns, allowing the hues to collaborate with one another and infuse a sense of animation into the garments.
The concept of revealing and concealing became a centre point within the collection, where sheer textures revealed torsos and legs that were concealed and moulded into a shape by both fluid and streamlined outlines. This contrasting concept was most suitably explored through a dress emblazoned with thick blue stripes, the application of daringly bold patterns against a practically translucent surface created many facets to be observed. Almost paper-like in its texture, the heavy use of this material was not only visually intriguing, but would prove itself perfect for the summer climate.
Jasper Conran SS18 successfully melded mutually exclusive approaches to create outfits that eluded visual intrigue and originality.
Text: Libby Festorazzi