Catwalk Review: Sass &Amp; Bide A/W 2011/12

19/02/2011 19:59 | Updated 22 May 2015

DESIGNERS: Aussie design duo Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton

INSPIRATION: Called 'Boogie and the Historymaker', the collection referenced a mishmash of cultures and influences, skipping from Bali and Laos to the tribal villages of Africa and back again.

TOP LOOKS: The gauzy gowns in eye-popping fuschia and shorter minis were ripe for party time

ACCESSORIES: Brightly coloured felt hats, fierce 'sabre-tooth' necklaces and woven silk belts

WHO WAS THERE: The M&S ladies were out in force, with Lisa Snowdon and Twiggy arriving together, while Paloma Faith added a splash of colour to the front row

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Sass & Bide might be best known for their sell-out black ratz skinnies, but showed they can do girly fashion just as well with this optimistic, summer-bright collection. We loved the African prints, the cinched-in waists (the leggings might have gone, but you still need a great body to wear this stuff) and high-heeled ankle boots, but it was the short 'n' sweet party dresses that really stole the show.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=984852&pid=984851&uts=1298118245

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