In New York Marc Jacobs has gone super glam with volumes of decadent pinks, reds, purples and golds. The cascading dresses and high wasted/ wide legged trousers are teamed with the extra wide brimmed floppy hat, you can just picture these ladies lounging by a poolside in tinted sunglasses, sipping a martini.
In Milan Alberta Ferretti channeled the decade's delicate feminine side with soft toned maxi dresses and skirts in floating chiffons and wide sleeve shirts in romantic lace.
The talk of the Paris was always going to be the Alexander McQueen show, after the British designer's death last year it fell to his assistant Sarah Burton to carry on the label's dramatic hard hitting signature style. The new collection is baroque, elegant, opulent and oh so rock 'n' roll.
But my favourite catwalk of all came from my hometown London because of the sheer diversity of the designers that used our city to showcase their collections. I love the 'bad girl' image provided by Burberry Prorsum, with its combination of studded biker jackets and animal prints. I love the English eccentricity of Christopher Kane's neon ladylike twin sets and the pretty pastels by Jonathan Saunders. What other city used both Joan Jett and Princess Margaret as inspiration?
|Christopher Kane; if Princess Margaret went to an East London rave.|
|After giving us the Trench and Aviator, Burberry Prosum gives us the Biker.|
|A mullet wig clad Marios Schwab model showing the tattoo inspired pattern|
|The pretty pastel pleats of Jonathan Saunders|