Timeless futurism from Jean Pierre Braganza

With a name like ‘Praxis’, it came as no surprise that Canadian designer Jean-Pierre Braganza’s collection was an almost scientific dissection of traditionally male tailoring. Shoulders were padded into sharp points, and dresses were made out of reconstructed suit jackets. The soft greys, beiges and dramatic monochrome palettes were broken up with splashes of bright coral pink. A series of striking digital red and black prints ended the show in floorlength dresses and silk shirts.

It was both futuristic and timeless, as we have come to expect from the young designer who has been showing at London Fashion Week since 2008. But the show demonstrated that key Braganza trait perfectly, too: a seamless blending of tough-girl style and a delicate appreciation of the female form.

To view the full runway coverage of Jean Pierre Bragazna‘s spring 2012 collection, click on the thumbnails above.