DESIGNER: Jasper Conran
INSPIRATION: Deauville, Le Touquet, Capri and the many other summer playgrounds of bright young things.
TOP LOOKS: In the dark opening movement of the collection it was a perfectly tailored navy mohair suit with a figure flattering pencil skirt. As the collection lightened, top honours where shared by a playful postcard printed sun top and skirt, and peach silk chemise and dress combo (shown here).
ACCESSORIES: Simple white canvas slip-on shoes made a welcome change to the standard catwalk stiletto (we're sure the models appreciated the footwear even more than we did!), while the mesh hats created by Stephen Jones added a dose of retro-glamour to the collection.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: After a dark start to this season's shows, we were thrilled to see the navy and white combos give way to more traditional s/s colours like tangerine, peach, violet and mint green. Conran's core consumer is sure to be as pleased by this wearable yet glamorous collection as we were. Afterall, it is hard to not be at least a little taken in by dresses that look like they were designed for the women of Mad Men to attend a Great Gatsby-themed garden party.