A new colour theory was presented on the runway and moulded to the body. Jasper Conran’s palette was fresh, intense and vital. No half-measures here. Sun yellow, orange, papaya. But also sea green, olive and brown. And purple, bright sky blue, ultramarine and sapphire. Daring tints teamed purity of form, linear garments and minimalism. Loose skirts fell to the ankle in pleats, trousers were fluid and understated. Jackets, bombers, parkas and trenches were light and comfortable and featured lots of pockets and handy zips. Every element of the collection was about colour. Dresses came in bold monochrome tones and were filled with light. Colour was applied in great watery and opalescent brushstrokes. Elsewhere, it was saturated and thick with pigment: a necessary step on the path to absolute decisiveness, where colour is the main attraction.