All that glitters

All that glitters certainly isn’t gold. Ashish sent models down the catwalk with rainbow afros and equally colourful glitter get-ups, from sequined coral and pastel pink mini dresses to amethyst purple trouser suits. Preen also went for solid blocks of sequinned colour in the form of long sleeved dusty pink juxtaposed with fierce knee high suede boots. House of Holland also opted for standout dresses, but mixed it with lightning bolt patterns in silver, airy blue and an inky midnight hue.

Girl racer

Chloe gave a subtle nod to the racer girl trend with models sporting retro biker jackets and corresponding leather trousers, While Acne chose a leather all-in-one ensemble, given a contemporary update with a slouchy fit and bright pillarbox red shade. Ashley Williams on the other hand payed homage to the racing flag, knitwear emblazoned with black, white and red checkered designs.

Lolita

Japan’s kitsch fashion-subculture made its way to the AW16 catwalks in the form of frou-frou frills, lace and saccharine pink. Alessandra Rich’s demure long-sleeved maxi dress mixed polka and flowers with subtle black finishes. Alexander McQueen’s rose gold and candy pink creations merged lace, pleats and embellishment for a quirky off-kilter look, while Bora Aksu went for plastic and organza hoods.

Satin

The catwalks were awash with velvet this season, but it’s slinkier counterpart also made an appearance, swathing models with sumptuous satin. 2015’s pyjama style ensembles in rich copper hues gave off an air of understated luxury, while Blumarine chose chunky vertical stripes in an amalgamation of red, light blue and taupe. Eudon Choi’s pleated asymmetric dress offered interest to an otherwise sobre palette of navy and russett.