Barbara Fleskens
Barbara Fleskens
Having studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Barbara recently wrote her Master's thesis on the current state of fashion journalism. With her academic expertise, she (critically) assesses the runway and upcoming trends in the fashion hemisphere.

Jasper Conran Spring 2018: London Fashion Week

Pop Ya Color: Jasper Conran London Fashion Week SS18

Truly indispensable on the British runway is fashion week veteran Jasper Conran. The Godfather of LFW (literally, as he helped found it back in 1983) is a true resilient in the ephemeral world of fashion. For SS18 Conran, held onto his heritage of mixing simplicity with style, whilst producing a fashion forward and youthful collection that is a true sight for sore eyes.

The Godfather of LFW, he helped found London Fashion Week back in 1983

After producing his first collection in 1978, Conran still serves as an inspiration for both upcoming and established designers, proving that it’s possible to have a flourishing career that will last a lifetime, without switching between different fashion houses along the way.

Jasper Conran: London Fashion Week SS18

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Synonymous with his versatile career and ever-growing empire in both fashion and interior design, Conran has managed, yet again, to combine a certain elegance with a utilitarian ease. Casual sportswear is weaved with feminine dresses — clashing cobalt blues with bright yellows — whilst also incorporating quiet tones of grapefruit pink and caramel brown. And it gets even more intricate: the collection presents a retro seventies feel with its sepia-tinted suits, alongside fashion forward see-through skirts and bomber jackets, combined with knitted sweaters on top of refined heels and tiny purses.

Conran has managed, yet again, to combine a certain elegance with a utilitarian ease

Conrad has managed to balance these seemingly contrasting elements in such a subtle way, that it results in a young, yet mature and harmonized collection. The adolescent models with their “no-makeup” look accentuated this even more. His optimism in color, combined with airy coats, loose-fitted trousers, and thinly layered separates, left the A-List crowd with a cheerful feeling, something which is oh-so welcome in the realms of today’s British attacks and political combats.


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