"Princess Grace, who was courted by the noble, dandy gentleman," played a leading role in Prophetik's Autumn/Winter 2012 show at London Fashion Week, according to the show notes. Called "Courtly Love", designer Jeff Garner's collection carries noble inspiration paired with his signature themes: romance, equestrian, and Victorian. From pretty pinks and florals to vibrant bold plaids, the men's and women's clothing boasts a range of colors and patterns but what really unites the line are classic silhouettes.
From recycling silk fabric from vintage quilts to using plant-based dyes to create shades of peach, pink, and red, Garner's colors ran the gamut from vintage to earthy. He also taps hemp/silk blends and introduces a new hemp wool plaid this season.
Garner's affection for all things equestrian was evident in the capri jodhpurs--with Victorian detailing--that reigned supreme across the men's and women's collections.
For women, skirt lengths range from daringly short to floor-sweeping while silhouettes are feminine and Lady-like, with cinched waists, empire waists, full skirts, and fitted bodices. The classic silhouettes fit into current trends toward classic, 1950s silhouettes--Mad Men, anyone?
For men, cropped coats carried Garner's Victorian theme. Kilts in plaid and quilted patchwork fabrics also made an appearance.
To close the show, Garner sent out a final look with a sentimental nod to family heirlooms: a dress with a fitted silk bodice and a full, floor-sweeping skirt. The silk came from a quilt that once belonged to Garner's grandmother, the pocket watch is vintage, and the ostrich feathers were naturally shed.
The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection will be available at select boutiques in America, Japan, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom.