Oxblood red begun, this season, with an undoubtedly sinister approach from designer Christopher Kane. His differentiation from last seasons elegance boiled down to lacquered fabrics, adding a dense shine, depicting connotation of fresh blood, nothing here was conservative. Outerwear came in the form of full-length coats, opened of course, to reveal cut out cropped bustier tops in dominating black leather. Contrasting to this was Aquascutum, again following in form with outerwear this oxblood was far more demure, dull even. Boxy, turned down collars framed full-length coats with buckled cuffs and a patent leather trims.

Acne toyed with their woman’s silhouette this season as cocoon shapes relied heavily on cinched waistlines for any type of feminine outline. Two toned raincoats were the house’s choice.

Texture was, not surprisingly, urban cool designer Alexander Wang’s choice for the hue as mini skirts, sand blasted cropped jackets and knee-high boots appealed to a more inner city cliental.

Formal wear came from Costello Tagliapietra and Narcisco Rodriguez in asymmetric sleeveless dresses with gathered detail sat alongside step hemlines for a sophisticated finish. The boys at Proenza Schouler however provided an eastern inspired storm with basket weave skirts and leather jackets with framing boat necklines.

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