Thursday 6 October 2016

Brandon Maxwell SS17: Simply Breathtaking

Every fashion designer has a role model(s) as well as elements or people who inspire them and my own case is never different. I first discovered Brandon Maxwell after Lady Gaga wore one of his piece to OSCARS 2016 held in February 2016. The pieces she had on so much appealed to me that I sort after the creator of the piece - alas the piece is Brandon Maxwell's, a name I’d never heard of. Out of curiosity, I went on to learn more about this brand and guess what, it’s been a whole source of inspiration for me.

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell at the Oscars 2016
Brandon Maxwell is pretty new, less than two years in garment production but in my opinion he has achieved what some other fashion designers I have studied about never achieved in over 5 years.  Talking about his pieces appealing to me, reasons are because he creates timeless and ageless pieces. Trend is not a word I will like to associate Brandon Maxwell with, his works are classic and this can be quickly seen in his choice of colours – black, cream, ivory and the likes. He crafts his pieces in a manner that promotes the femininity of the wearers by defining the shape of the wearer in a subtle manner. I also see sophistication in his works hence the reason world celebs like Lady Gaga, the First Lady Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson and a lot more others are seen in his pieces. He keeps his piece simple yet very sophisticated and elegant. Brandon Maxwell is a good definition of a great achiever for me. Here is an excerpt from his website….

“Brandon Maxwell is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear label launched in New York in 2015. The brand was born out of the desire to make women feel beautiful, sophisticated and powerful, with timeless garments that are impeccably tailored.  With a focus on craftsmanship, the entire collection is designed and produced in New York City……
Brandon Maxwell was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star award for Womenswear in January 2016. In June 2016, he was awarded the CFDA Swarovksi award for Womenswear.”

Brandon Maxwell's work for me reiterate the saying that “whatever is worth doing is worth doing well”. So back to what had made me speak this long grammar, his Spring Summer 2017 is simply breath taking, a collection I’ve had to watch over and over.

Here are some pieces from his SS17………………

Head straight to for Brandon Maxwell complete SS17 collection.
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