After attending last season’s Bryce Aime show, I was a fan. I saw amazing sculptural pieces. He’s known for his harsh silhouettes, huge spikes and quite frankly amazing pieces. Unsurprisingly, Rihanna is a fan. For next season he is inspired by the Far East, his Asiarama show took inspiration from Kabuki and Beijing Opera. The resulting collection was much softer and more muted than the previous, so much so that I was shocked! His structural tailoring has been replaced by soft origami folds of fabric and a modern take on traditional kimonos. Colours were very light with red and black thrown into the mix too, with very light fabrics, lots of jersey and chiffon. There were amazing looking print leggings and tights which I only just managed to catch a quick glimpse of, the venue was packed.
While his Autumn/Winter collection definitely had the wow factor, I left feeling blown away yet confused about who would buy it and where they would wear his pieces. I got a more wearable collection but it just doesn’t seem very ‘Bryce’ anymore.