Matthew Williamson's show was, as ever, full of gorgeous colour and print though for A/W the brights were tempered with a smattering of tweed and deep hues. The short, flirty frocks were definite crowd-pleasers, sure to be adorning the forms of celebrity fans Sienna Miller and Olivia Palermo (both of whom sat front row) sometime soon.
Antonio Berardi showed off more than just clothes in his collection which was full of peek-a-boo hints of models' bodies beneath lace and chiffon. Lines were long and lean with a number of knock-out floor-length gowns in deep, red velvet. The overall feel of the collection was underlined with sharp tailoring and strong, metallic and crystal detailling. Every model strutted the runway in glossy black Christian Louboutin court shoes, giving the girls an even sexier wiggle.
The crowds trying to get into the Topshop space for Mary Katrantzou's show just proved that the Greek born London-based designer is without a doubt one of London's hottest design talents right now. For A/W 2010 she took her signature trompe l'oeil effect shift dresses to the next level. Where last season her frocks featured prints of outsized necklaces and earrings, this time round the entire fabric was covered in baroque designs in jewel colours such as emerald-green, peacock-blue and golden yellow.
STILL TO COME: Jaeger, Burberry, Mark Fast and more! Stay tuned…
By Pat McNulty