November 23, 2014

REVIEW: Blackpearl Secret SS2015 Collection

Blackpearl Secret is an Afro-Dutch based fashion label characterised by exquisite clothing encapsulating a love of bespoke, high fashion and innovative design for Men & Women. It's design inspirations are drawn from colours, retro, African arts and culture.
I came across them via instagram after spotting some of their work on Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam.
Blackpearl Secret show at AFWA,caught my attention because of the colorful and vibrant prints. The collection is funky,bold while sticking to some classic and tailored cuts.

This collection is right on track with current fashion trends,fitting. It is presenting African print in a way that isn't a very bold so therefore not shying away women who want to be part of a trend or want to make subtle statement. It is not overwhelming.

There are however some fits or cuts that I feel were interesting yet the fit wasn't right for that particular model,which makes it very difficult for the consumer to envision themselves in it (like the shorts).
As this looks more like a ready-to-wear collection, this point is very important.

Overall,its a great collection, it is just the right balance to make a statement yet still come across as subtle. There is a little drama from time to time but its not overwhelming to the point of unwearable.
However, I do feel that the idea of juxtaposition on the fabrics should've been pushed and more luxe looking fabrics would have definitely made a home run for some of the pieces.

Blackpearl secret also designs High-end fashion body-con dresses with couture elements edging between Fashion & Art. It's fascination with fashion comes from the urge to experiment Hip couture classical cut-out dresses with shapes, silhouettes, draping with the Best Well refined quality fabrics Capturing the new season with trend-led pieces and celebrity inspiration

P.S-You can also keep up with Blackpearl Secret via their website

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