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Editorial

The catwalk is the natural home for Julian Macdonald’s collections, who re-imagines a woman cinched into evening dresses embellished with swarovski, beads, sequins and sparkling leather. The few colours used – black, white, silver, gold, gunmetal and ivory – highlighted the figure-hugging dresses and outfits. Animal motifs and references to African Maasai were not overstated but worked into shine and metallics, such as the chains, fringes and rings used to finish or decorate the pieces. Light was always the desired effect, both in the wet-look coatings and what looked like fish skin dresses for these elegant sirens. The hemlines varied: longer lines tended to be transparent while legs were shown off in minis and shorts. Trousers were high-waist and cigarette shape. Necklines were generous, plunging Vs in pure Macdonald style.