“The dress” was the title of the Jasper Conran collection, which paid homage to the piece’s purity of form and tailoring. Understated, geometric, and no frills: the dress was the protagonist of the winter. It had fluid, linear silhouettes and tended towards cleanness and minimalism. Conceptual and material at the same time. Monastic. Ascetic. Devoted to simplicity. The clothes were high-necked, chaste, turtle-necked. Yet every now and then plunging V or teardrop necklines appeared, revealing the skin and exalting the poetry of the body. Mid-calf length skirts fluttered thanks to improvised splits. Geometric transparencies were light and airy, transforming into elegant tunics that left the shoulders bare. The palette alternated rigorously between cool electric blue, smoke grey, plum and warm saffron, peach, sage green and burnt sienna. A balance of grace and measure.