Having staked his career on “structured tailoring,” Canadian designer Jean-Pierre Braganza proves once again with his Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection, that modern womenswear is a matter of refined femininity unfurled to express bold statement design.

Anarchy — a collection theme — finds a voice in graphic prints and metallic fabrics that exude the confidence of the woman for which they were designed. Vibrant purple hues find harmony in the contrast against grey tones, while a mix of body hugging above the knee dresses ignite drama with constructed, Victorian-inspired sleeves.

An intelligent and mature collection, delicately infused with the unbound energy of Britain’s historic punk rock explosion (a familiar muse), its London-based creator, has liberated women from the archetypes of feminine grace, leading them directly to the cusp of their dark side.

The shOws: Jean-Pierre Braganza F/W 2012-13