A riot of colours, fabrics, prints and styles swept down the catwalk at London Fashion Week, from Mark Fast's so-called body conscious knits to feminine dresses with a darker edge from Kinder Aggugini.
Keep it short and sweet. Hemlines are headed up, way up, in fashions for spring and summer 2010 that appeared on catwalks this week in New York where top designers gathered for a semi-annual array of shows.
British designers who abandoned their homeland for the bright lights of New York, Milan and Paris are returning in droves this season in what promises to be the most exciting London Fashion Week for years.
Diane von Furstenberg plays the exotic vagabond, while Derek Lam offers luxury romper suits: New York Fashion Week's pret-a-porter collections this year are adventurous, but not always exactly ready to wear.
Lacoste presented a collection in white and blue -- only to eventually opt for yellow, while Alexander Wang couldn't decide between sexy culottes and leather shorts: the mood at New York's Fashion Week for spring-summer 2010 was nothing if not tentative.