Toronto Fashion Week: Jean-Pierre Braganza Fall 2013 Collection at the shOws

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It’s official! Jean-Pierre Braganza is one of my absolute favourite Canadian designers. His Spring 2013 collection took my breath away last year, and I simply loved his Fall 2013 show. With Asian-inspired prints, origami-like folds, and elegant outerwear, Braganza’s fall collection was a treat to see up close and personal.

My favourite pieces included the elegant structured blazers and flowy draped gowns, and while last season’s prints were more my steeze, I appreciated Braganza’s fall prints all the same. The mesmerizing photo-print tunic was definitely something I would  add to my wardrobe next season.

All in all, I was really happy to be able to take in Jean-Pierre Braganza’s Fall 2013 collection in person at the shOws. He’s an incredibly talented designer, and it’s thrilling to watch him succeed.

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Toronto Fashion Week: Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring 2013 Collection at the shOws

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Tuesday marked the first night of the shOws and The Collections, and judging by the sheer amount of talent I’ve seen so far, this season, I’m in for a treat.

Last night, my personal favorite was Jean-Pierre Braganza’s Spring 2013 collection presented at the shOws. Braganza collaborated with Ukranian artist Zinaida Lihacheva, creating a gorgeous mixture of bold graphic prints and structured cuts, with origami-like folds and pleats present throughout the collection. And while there were sexy cut-outs and color-blocking aplenty, Braganza’s fluid silhouettes remained elegant and wearable, while keeping their edge. It’s no wonder that this collection received a lot of praise when he first presented it at London Fashion Week back in September.

I included some of my favorite moments from last night’s show below, but you can also see the entire Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring 2013 collection on Style.com. And trust me, you want to see the entire collection. It’s that good.

So what do you think of these pieces? Would you buy/wear any of them? Share in the comments.

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