Christian Cowan lives out his childhood fashion dream

AP/ AFP – Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream.

As for latest collection, Cowan calls it the most evolved he’s ever done, right down to the custom fabrics and wide range of accessories.

He worked in prints and earth tones rich in gold and brighter greens and put crystal-studded net face masks on some of his models. There was also a fair amount of black and purples. The collection showcased metallic and sequin mini-skirts, including a closing look with a gigantic bow on the back. In addition to bold pops of colour, he included a head-to-toe leopard print look.

Cowan said he was inspired by various means of power, from natural and vivid to ritualistic and wealth. He explained some of the ways he chose to depict it, “Fireworks, which are a ceremonial aspect of power, and animal print, and ocelot, which is an animal-wear power.”