Anna Sui- the collection doesn’t look musty or as if it hums of incense, it looks fresh, natural and combined with biker boots and flying caps it takes on a gritty edge.
Aquascutum- Michael herz has managed to update that stale and long forgotten garment the long skirt. By bringing it back into the limelight and teaming it with crisp white shirts and tough leather jackets we are reminded of it’s virtues, cut on the bias it flatters a curvy figure and it is as narrow in silhouette as a skinny jean. Impossible to ride bikes or play hopscotch in.
Christopher Kane- he challenges this season with leather, patent leather and kitsch floral embroidery and lots of lace.
Erdem- it’s staple signature is feminine, lustrous floral designs and yet I am always struck by how fresh they look. I particularly like this cap sleeved bell skirted dress which updates the swallow from 1950s rockabilly symbol to nature’s songbird. Matched with woodland style tan hiking boots the outfit takes on a modern twist. Also another long gown, with gem like colours and just very breathtaking.
Lacoste- no one does cheerful, bright sportswear better then Lacoste and this collection didn’t disappoint. Although the collection began very sombre in neutral tones and structured tailored garments, it was soon uplifted by vibrant colour blocking sporty pieces. I particularly liked the capes and this simplistic jacket with it’s high collar.
Louise Goldin- officially crowned the Queen of knitwear she proved her status again by producing a fashion forward, in fact light years ahead, collection with inspirations sited as being star trek and Pierre Cardin. Her show was full of angular, boxy and architecturally interesting dresses that wouldn’t look out of place on Lady Gaga or Rhianna.