by Andrew Gow .

Deryck Walker's walkthrough

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Yesterday was the first time Deryck Walker showed womenswear and it was in balancing traditional tailoring in billowing fabrics that he managed a formula to translate well across the sexes. Sidebodied coats in what looked like dark muslins were darted and shaped at the waist with fluttery lapels teamed with diaphanous trousers that made a point of revealing interior pocket linings. If the lighter-than-air fabric choices seemed a little breezy in places, there was always the elegant pull of architectonic metal fringes to bring it down to earth, dangling from dress hems like a Bauhaus take on the flapper detail.