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After a longer than usual wait, the fashionable crowd entered the Freemason's Hall in Queen Street Covent Garden to see what Jasper Garvida had to offer for his Spring/Summer 2011.

Worth the wait and taking inspiration from Paris back in 1951, the 'Belle' collection is the epitome of femininity. There was a clear theme embracing ballet dancers and their gracefulness, with a focus on the silhouette. The show saw modern pleated ballerina skirts bringing youth and vivacity to the collection. Models sported fluffy pink hats and crystal embellished hair accessories that quite literally topped off the look. Adding to the shapes draped, Garvida incorporated slim-fitting tops and interlaced bodices with full pleated knee-skimming skirts and sweeping curves.

Jasper Garvida's tailoring is very streamlined, with lots of stripes, hand-embellishment and textured pieces. The layering of this collection was soft, with muted pastels and printed jersey pieces. The colour palette was fresh, with a mix of neutral tones such as wood and bone with sugary hues. Fabrics were a beautiful mix of silk, brocade and jersey, for wearable yet 'special' pieces.
It was easy to see the collection is all about quality finishing and this was evident with the array of detailed ethnic prints, embellished crystals and textured loop organza. Just watching this show made me think of heading straight to Paris to join a dance school!

Written by Emma Campbell, winner of Cosmopolitan's Best New Blogger Award sponsored by Catwalk Queen.

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