Saturday, November 19, 2011

Peter Jensen @ the V&A

Peter Jensen/TimeOut

It was a wonderful meeting of art, design and fashion signifying a 10 year span, as Danish designer Peter Jensen’s creations took to the stage at V&A's Fashion in Motion. The show coincides with the release of his new title, Peter Jensen & which looks back on Peter's collaborations, inspirations, muses and designs.

An opportunity for those with a love for all things creative, Fashion in Motion is open to the public. Tickets are available (free) via booking on a first come first served basis with allocated seats. The show, to date, has showcased some of the most influential and renowned designers of our time including Kenzo, Yohji Yamamoto and Ozwald Boateng; all producing some breathtaking and wonderfully experimental pieces for the catwalk show.

Celebrating 10 years of collections including "Mildred" (2002) and "Sissy" (2008), Peter described this ready-to-wear collection as a "greatest hits"; the designs being a nod to his pieces and shows over the last 10 years. The set had a very South of France feel to it and the designs, which were absolutely beautiful, were chic, feminine and glamorous with a Côte d'Azur feel.

As they floated down the runway, the outfits were simply sensational. The contrasted vibrant and playful colours mixed perfectly with soft silhouettes in sheer, shine and lace. With looks that wouldn't look out of place on Grace Kelly, the collection featured billowy blouses, full skirts, ruffled gowns, relaxed jerseys and playful headpieces.

The ending came too soon as the designs made their way down the runway for the last showing and Peter Jensen graciously thanked the audience with a 'blink or you'll miss him' appearance.

A great show featuring great designs showcased with such artistic flare.

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