IT was a riot of colours at Jasper Conran’s SS18 show and the designer used every pencil in his box to colour in his looks. The most eye-catching were lemon sherbet yellow, bubble-gum pink, royal blue and bright orange.
Nylon was a favourite among materials this season as everything from drawstring pencil skirts with large pockets and easy slip dresses to voluminous parkas that floated like a train behind fast-pacing models and matching handbags with woven handles came in this fabric. However, as easy to wear as these pieces might have seemed at first glance, the high transparency of the material in some colours might prove for everyday wear. Nothing remained concealed as skirts showed off model’s underwear and tops did not manage to cover the nipple.
Cotton knit extra short shorts with matching tops brought 1960s beachwear to mind, while chiffon maxi-dresses will surely be coveted by women everywhere (but surely in London) for their next holiday in the sun.
Jersey T-shirts and sexy fitted midi dresses with a V-neck cleavage presented us with some graphic patterns which came as a refreshment in the array of colour-blocking separates. And leather grid applique skirt and dress on a see-through mesh came as a surprise but reserved their place among the stand-out looks.
by Sara Hesikova
Images courtesy of Jasper Conran