by Alexander Fury .

Sexton Appeal

In the plush deco surroundings of the Ciné Lumiere Saville Row stalwart Edward Sexton showed his winter collection for men and women. Tailor to Bianca Jagger, Twiggy et al in the swinging sixties, Sexton is an acknowleged master of feminising masculine tailoring (Stella Mccartney's first suiting for Chloe was made in his workroom) - this collection mixed heavy wool suiting with soft silk-satin and crepe, jackets hugging waists on women and signature roped shoulders defining the silhouette for men. However, somewhat heavy-handed styling and gimmicky tricks undermined the line leaving the audience slightly restless, despite unexpected delights like the stand-out suit of pink tweed plus-fours and impeccable curvy Norfolk jacket. Next to the brand's heritage of dressing style icons past, the presence of Sophie Anderton centre front may suggests the label needs to reassess exactly who they want the modern Sexton woman to be.

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