You know you'll always get clothes that are more than any eyeful and make you itchy to run your hand over with Missoni, and in this case, it's their sister line M Missoni that delivers the goods. Grunge style provided the direction which was elevated several notches with inverted tulip skirts invented for the collection, and their signature space-dye knits were intarsiaed in patterns to suit the rock nature of the looks.
A Détacher showed this knit dress, which as you an see has the words 'Drug Mule' displayed across the chest. You could joke that it's not a dress to wear to the airport, but it doesn't really sit right with me as something to cheeky emblazon on a piece of clothing to join in with the 'words on clothes' trend. I usually can't stand the trend, I just don't understand why a grown woman would want to wear a sweatshirt with 'Lucky' or French words scrawled in a flirty font - they tend to look made for 5-year-old girls - and pay a minimum £100 to be part of an especially short, fleeting fad. However, I actually like this visual treatment; it works aesthetically and it's kind of chic. But what it says is another matter; I just don't find it funny to make light of something where women are exploited, many times unwittingly, forced to risk their freedom to make scumbags some money. It's just dumb to send this down the runway. (Hmm, maybe 'Lucky' isn't so bad after all.)
Gary Graham gives us such richly romantic clothes; I can imagine I would walk around reciting profound literary quotes in my head while donning any one of these outfits (if I knew any)
I love a bold presentation, and here the backgrounds pop the clothes by Cynthia Rowley, beginning with vivid motifs on black against a kind of firework display, followed by an aura borealis-like backdrop shooting out colour-blocked outfits with thigh high boots (that's right, they're here to stay for a bit longer)
Ostwald Helgason played with funny fruits in sporty luxe looks, cut out the shoulders in softly tailored jackets and sculpted with liquid metal techno fabrics.
Peter Som does great coats. Each of these makes the most of blue-greys with rich print or pattern. In most cases he went big and round with his oversized lapels.
I love the triangular shapes created by the model's hands in the pockets, as well as the textures, the light and dark of the goat hair, and how well the proportions of all of the elements work on the model's body in this look from Sally Lapointe.
Prabal Gurung showed lux patchwork knits in shades from winter white to charcoal with a mix of undertones to punctuate the variety of textures and techniques.
I think it's safe to say at this point that blues and greys are going to be everywhere come September? Rebecca Taylor gave us a great range of blues, from soft, powdery shades to deeply saturated ultramarine, grounded in greys and black, with some pretty lilacs thrown in for variety. I like her take on the volume trend, going with the oversized, relaxed shoulders but keeping wearable proportions in mind - no one wants to look like someone blew a bunch of air into your coat.