If there’s a chance, I’d like to leave Jasper alone on an island and see what he does with the land around him. Will he make sequins out of seashells and jellyfish? Will he find a hatch and cover it with banana scales? Point is, Jasper Garvida does good sequins. Period. He does it so well – he’s explored it, played around with it, applied it everywhere… First time I met him in March 2009 I asked how long it takes to apply sequins to an entire dress – 80 hours, he said. Well Jasper, how about your squad of dresses? The SS11 collection, ‘Belle’, was inspired by Paris 1951 and the aesthetics of Degas’ ballet dancers, it was a particularly feminine interpretation yet the juxtaposition of toothachingly sweet pink with autumnal earth colours came in perfect harmony. Personally the pleats and looped fringes had me gasping, the Barbie in me cracked her plastic knees leaning over to see better.