September 15, 2011 London
The clothes were also very adult. A pale yellow suit comprising lean boot-leg trousers and a sharp-shouldered collarless jacket wouldn't look out of place in a boardroom; ditto Braganza's graphic, off-white and black shift dress with sculpted sleeves. Dressier looks such as a figure-hugging tank dress in a red crystal print and a halterneck tangerine jumpsuit were more youthful but still sophisticated. You could imagine a lot of different kinds of women wearing these pieces, in a lot of different ways. Even when Braganza was more specific, as in a cutout tangerine and black cocktail dress, you didn't get the sense that he was designing with only the model-sized in mind. There were some weak looks here, but in general, Braganza found the right balance of edge and realism.