by Alexander Fury .

Louise Goldin

'Futuristic Eskimos' were the somewhat unlikely inspiration for Louise Goldin's winter collection - and winter, indeed, was most definitely upon us. Despite the unseasonal and un-London balmy weather of the day, Goldin's models emerged dressed for the chicest of tundras in geodesic sweater dresses, full skater skirts and quilted and padded angular boleros spangled with icy Swarovski crystals. The nordic theme extended to the palette of warm fig, plum and navy alongside black and anthracite in geometric prints derived from alpine patterns. More appropriate inspiration for a joyous winter collection could not be found: Goldin struck the perfect balance between spectacular Nanook of the North showpieces and covetable Constructivist body-con cashmere.

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