It was in the summer of 1994 at the Serpentine, when a betrayed Princess Diana stepped out in a revenge dress – refusing to be humiliated by her husband admitting to an affair via a televised interview scheduled to air later that evening. Her decision to embrace herself shocked the conservatives but at the same time earned her admirers and empowered many others. Striped off her royal titles after the divorce, Diana finally broke free from her gilded cage. She oozed confidence, elegance, and an air of ease with her newfound independence. It is this daring Diana that inspired the Brian Khoo Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
The collection starts off with vibrant, smart casual wear followed by fun, drapery gathered tulle mini dresses which lead on to more sophisticated lace tailoring and statement evening gowns. A complete wardrobe range offering a variety of classic and contemporary looks. Contrasting textures and colours in classic silhouettes suggest a playful take on modern elegance. Paprika red, brilliant pink, vivid blue, and sensuous nude tones inspire the palette for this season. Fine craftsmanship is demonstrated in the detailing, finishing and embroideries on the garments.
A diagonally boned corset offers a new visual interest in this collection. Asymmetrical tops and dresses worn off the shoulder provide a sense of nonchalance and easy grace. An unexpected coloured bodysuit under nude tulles and luscious satins provides a bold look and helps create a strong statement. Immaculate tailoring employed on corseted high-waisted trousers and cutout detailed jackets updates their classic silhouettes. The colourways of nude evening gowns were deliberately chosen to allow the women they adorn to radiate and shine with all their brilliance while being in full regalia.
ABOUT BRIAN KHOO
Brian Khoo is a Malaysia-based luxury womenswear label launched in early 2016. The brand was created and inspired by the elegant femininity and the natural allure of the female form. Brian seeks to explore his aesthetic through his various muses – dominant women who value femininity and celebrate individuality. His designs exemplify womanly sophistication with a strong but quiet confidence. Luxurious fabrics and bold details are often employed to accentuate the female figure. With a laser focus on craftsmanship and a trained eye for quality, the brand is dedicated to creating immaculate pieces making up collections designed and produced locally.
At ‘Brian Khoo’, the mission is to encourage women to embrace every facet of themselves. The designs aim to enhance the body, resulting in a sense of unyielding empowerment. The Brian Khoo woman then becomes a source of inspiration to others by being the gold standard in inclusivity and strength.
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