Luella, Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane
Luella, Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane

LONDON, Sep 22, 2009 / — London went into a girly-girl frenzy with femininity making a welcome return to the catwalk.

Christopher Kane led the style stakes with his hotly anticpated catwalk show. A knockout selection of gingham chiffon, fan pleating, puff sleeves, and thigh-split dresses stole the show.

Kane’s latest ‘good girl, gone bad’ collection, shown yesterday, suggests 2010 could be his year. Kane’s hip style spliced with serious sex appeal now looks sufficiently polished to charm a heavy-hitting front row which included super sophisticated fashion guru Anna Wintour, king of style Sir Philip Green, uber-cool designer Donatella Versace and the gorgeous supermodel Natalia Vodianova.

Luella Bartley unveiled a collection of sweet, girly prints and colourful dresses. Ultra girlish details came from heart shapes cut into dress bodices, big plastic hair bows and cute polka dots.

Aiming to replace fashions love for black, Luella’s palette featured bright, cheerful sugar pinks, lemon and lipstick reds.  Jamie Winstone and Alexa Chung were amongst the celebs spotted at Luella.

Layering and flimsy gowns worked in harmony to illustrate a new body silhouette at Meadham Kirchhoff with black patent lace-ups courtesy of Topshop.

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Meadham Kirchhoff sees us wearing bright pink tunics over double layered skirts in draped,pleated chiffon in neutral shades, perfect for those lazy summer days.

Marios Schwab’s body-conscious designs translated into sophisticated three-part dresses with cropped, pleated silk tops layered over tunics

Lastly, Jaegar followed the success of its first show in February with an airy mix of colour and a hint of vintage talioring. The monochrome theme was echod with three-tone patent stack-heel booties and cream and black knits.

Certainly not for the shrinking violet.

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