Custo Dalmau’s collection is entitled ‘Slow’ in a reference to the creative process that gradually produces good quality products – the exact opposite of fast fashion and fast food. The emphasis was on the work that went into the clothing, i.e. the embroidery, intarsia and appliqués enlivened by bold tints, prints and shiny and opaque contrasts, complete with transparencies and cut-outs. Frequent patchwork effects came from textile assemblies cut into geometric shapes and used to decorate mini-dresses and tops worn with ¾-length flares. All this fine craftsmanship was at times lost in the whirl of colours and materials but it certainly conveyed the idea of the time and effort taken to make just one outfit, let along the 50 seen here.