Jasper Garvida had a line up of eager fashion seekers wrapping around the block of the Bloomsbury Hotel on Tuesday night. His collection entitled, Revolutionnaire Situation de la Forme was heavily influenced by Russian Constructivism. Military and World War era shapes and details were embellished with gold chains, tassels and over sized zipper details. Luxe materials of wool, cashmere and silk came down in cropped blazers, Capri pants and waist defining dresses. A muted colour palette of army green, camel and navy added to the utilitarian theme. Yet, the clothing was ultimately feminine and modern. Sequined gold oak leaves were embroidered around the collars of dresses and coats adding glamour to the military inspired evening pieces.
For AW 12, Garvida said he was inspired by the economic climate and designed what he believed women would need today. He created investment pieces through his classic tailoring in dark, earth tones which he feels reflect the economic mood. Additonally, Garvida has also launched and expanded with a bridal range focused on the modern, urban woman.
Born in the Philippines, but raised in Canada, Jasper Garvida moved to London to attend Central St. Martins and graduated in 2004. His entire graduate collection was then purchased by super stylist Nichola Formichetti. In 2008 Garvida won Project Catwalk. This has allowed him to use the platform to launch his eponymous label which has been featured in Vogue, ELLE, Id Magazine, and Dazed and Confused.