Thursday, March 31, 2016

Peter Jensen Spring 2016

'Imitation is the highest form of flattery' - to anyone who has had their work ripped off, you will have undoubtedly heard this phrase in order to soothe your rage. In this instance, eclectic London-based fashion designer Peter Jensen has chosen wardrobe stylist Shirley Kurata as his muse to spectacular effect. While other designers may have struggled with such a concept, the aesthetic between designer and stylist felt completely natural and delivered with quirk and humor which Jensen is famous for. For those not familiar with Shirley Kurata, she's styled a number of collections for Rodarte (and retained a number of their runway pieces including a tulle dress with Mt Fuji and cherry blossoms made from delicate pink feathers). She's also collaborated with American maverick, photographer and director, Autumn de Wilde on a number of occasions. Her personal style is inspired by vintage clothes from the 1950s however, Kurata is not afraid to introduce modern pieces into outfits and does so to avoid looking like an extra from Mad Men.

Shirley Kurata has styled a number of Peter Jensen's collections in the past, so it comes as no real surprise that this collection represents her energy aesthetically. Models wore her signature bob, full red red lips, Bernstock Speirs hats comprised of riding cap and plastic visor, as well as round glasses in contrast to Kurata's signature rectangular glasses. The collection featured a number of pieces inspired by classic 1950s designs including blouses with Peter Pan collars, the shift dress, demure cardigans and cropped denim jackets. While many of the pieces featured patterns, featured contrasting sleeves or bright colours there were a few staple pieces, e.g. classic white coat with black trim which lovers of minimalist style could latch onto. It's a technique which Kurata herself uses in her own outfits to prevent things from becoming 'too clownish' (I guess I'm a clown then??). Styling ideologies aside, the collection was light-hearted and a breath of fresh air during the seriousness of London Fashion Week, and just another reason why it's my favourite event during Fashion Month.

1-4 via wearevillage and 5-16 photographed by Celine Castillon.


  1. i'm a huge fan of the collars. i just love cool collars lol. i also love the colour coordination and.. the circle pockets!!!

  2. THAT CACTUS JUMPER. I NEED IT. Peter Jensen are always killing it!!! Hope you’re having a great week,
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  3. The different colors in this collection are so pleasing to the eye!!!! And I just love how they have visors on hahahaha.

  4. Great looks. The collars are so fun!!

  5. Yoooo, the first thing that these outfits reminded me of were those horse riding helmets LMAO.

    Christina ♡ from Okay Christina

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  7. wow this is so interesting I love the modern take on the 90's... this approach was just so well played.

    Priscilla Ivette

    1. I think it's a modern take on the 60's- since that's the decade which Shirley Kurata, the muse for this collection uses as her greatest style inspiration