Instinct and effortlessness take precedence as Jean-Pierre Braganza delves further into the contradiction of femininity. The Braganza woman lives between two worlds: that of feeling and that of knowing, of self-restraint and impulse, and the space between of youth and experience.
Loose skater silhouettes, slouchy skirts with asymmetric hems and sporty crops are playful but not girly. Innocence and toughness are inextricably bound together with pale pink accents and white lace on full skirts evoking the purity of broderie anglaise, balanced by a sleeveless biker jacket in cracked leather and silks printed with a black and white nude abstracted by stripes.
A splash of red appears in two of the prints; a painterly and abstract splatter that gives the impression of an all-over floral, and the vine-like organic swirls of the Mobïus print which is woven into a grey jacquard. Along with the aforementioned nude stripe there is a simple divided Raven print on silk. The Raven is the trickster but also the creator in Native Canadian mythology.
Our respect and devotion for this genius of an Artist/Designer shall never stop. His Spring/Summer 14 collection is available at ValleyDez.