This is a guest post by Maria Pierides, one of our fabulous competition winners. She’s been hitting the tents at Somerset House as a guest fashion reporter for My Fashion Life to cover as many of London’s spring shows as she can make – find out how she got on when we armed her with a bag full of tickets and sent her packing…
What: Volume – and lots of it, with no sign of stopping or toning down. Contrast and symmetry were the two themes Jena Theo ran with – individually they were great, but when combined they were even better. Denim also made a big appearance in this collection, in varied fabrics and washes.
Highlights: The blended black and grey shirt dress went down very well, as did some of the uber tight leather hotpants. We’re not brave enough to try them ourselves yet, but the models looked smokin’!
Lowlights: A single rogue brown poncho/cardigan hybrid piece was confusing – it looked out of place on an otherwise very structured and heavily themed catwalk.
Overall: The first thing you notice about Jena.Theo’s spring collection is the volume. Most people would associate volume with drama, and the collection fused lots of dramatic and theatrical elements. A taste of colour blocking came from the other side of the scale – colour blocking after dark, if you like. Jena Theo famously works with London artist O.Two for collections past and present, the end result of which is a beautiful blend of colour and texture, making each piece unique and impossible to replicate so finely. Anyone lucky enough to be seen in this collection would wear it with pride.
Watch the video of Jena.Theo’s spring/summer 2012 collection below: