Soho’s Icetank studio played host to a collective of designers showcasing at LC:M, brought together by second to none Lewis and Leigh PR. Injecting a wash of composed cool to the whole affair was Chelsea Bravo. Her eye-catching yet modest SS15 collective commanded instant attention with utter ease. Chelsea Bravo certainly gave us a stand-alone show, quite literally embodying the whole sense of the phrase. The perfectly poised, somewhat magically intimidating, yet wholly mesmerising models presenting her collection were indeed a feature in their own right. The cool of her collection totally magnified by the calm and collected spirit ignited by the bold set up against Icetank’s whitewashed walls.
The crisp, minimal energy seeping around the entire collection lets through undertones of a slight African influence, whilst a connection to Cubism and early 20th century art perhaps helps define this collective named ‘Concourse’. Bravo is known for exploring and pushing the boundaries of creative freedom, and lifting contemporary menswear into a new dimension. The shapes, colour and balance leave behind traditional methods giving us something undeniably and intimately authentic. Bold reds, blues and yellows, set against the minimal tones and courageous geometry, bring the collective to life. The silhouette created is both smooth and welcoming yet intrepidly modern and cool. With the Cubist inspired cuts, faces and formations occupying the designs, our viewpoint is constantly shifting. Though a dynamic and beautifully colourful collection, the cool and composed feel is fundamental to the core of the pieces. SYN can’t wait to see what the masterful Chelsea Bravo dreams up next!
Feature by Sarah MacMath / email@example.com