The drizzle may have continued, but the perfect antidote was the technicolour delight of Louise Gray. The show -which was accessorised with amusing and cheery balloon headpieces- comprised of bright mohair plaids (at times woven to give a carnival laundry bag effect) and patchwork. This playfulness was further emphasised with exaggerated features such as swollen backpack armstraps on dresses. Keeping the collection just on the right side of Saturday morning kids' TV was the use of slightly harsher elements such as utility clips and fastenings. All in all, the collection was bright and breezy (which is not to negate the excellent craft of the pieces and inspired styling), as seen on the smiley models leaving the show with their rainbow-dot make-up intact.
Ben Knight Evans