In her most elaborate show yet, staged on a raised runway in a Thirties Art Deco leisure centre, Roksanda presented a collection packed with jolie-laide statement pieces that were almost Prada-esque. Raw-edged midi dresses with wave prints were layered over thin polo necks (officially the season's unsuspecting It-piece) and cinched at the waist with gold plate belts for a deeply feminine silhouette. Wide-leg culottes in paprika and cyclamen came under trapeze tunics in leather or tweedy coats while fur chubbies in shades of electric blue, plum and saffron were wrapped around necklines, dangling from shoulders or handheld. Both nostalgic with its Victory-rolled hairdos and Forties-style curve-heeled suede booties but modern in its approach to colour and texture, this show was a definite London Fashion Week highlight.
Who we saw: Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael.
What they wore: A grey silk blouse and navy circle skirt.
In a nutshell: The Forties get a Roksanda makeover.
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