Headed by designer Christopher Beales, Le Photographe's SS15 collection takes inspiration from the biblical narrative of the "garden of temptation", showcasing a collection offering texture and detail in abundance.
Le Photographe took to the Fashion Scout runway in the form of a presentation. Meshed mannequin formations filled the centre of the room as models strutted through displaying a collection in which the traditional collided with the contemporary with truly stunning results. Juxtaposing directional billowing hemlines with intricate floral embroidery, Beales' silhouettes bloom into organic shapes demonstrating an innovative take on classic design, exaggerated shoulder detail and faultless fabric manipulation culminate in an elegant yet modern aesthetic whilst still retaining a feminine edge.
Illustrating a wealth of texture in the form of shredded jacquards and woven raffia and chiffon, Beales' attention to detail appears effortless, with floral prints trailing through to the inside of garments while tailored jackets and classic shirts are revived with voluminous, draped hemlines. A fresh colour palette of fuchsia pink, lemon, and white tones with an occasional hint of black beautifully complement a collection in which organic shape takes centre stage. Beales offers a contemporary interpretation of classic evening wear throughout.
By Charlotte Muscat, (@CharlotteLM9).
Photographs by Hugo Noguiera