Todd Lynn Spring/Summer 2012. Photo:PA
WHO? Todd Lynn
IN A NUTSHELL: Inspired by the notion of girls escaping from a mental asylum (cheery!), Todd Lynn's spring/summer collection was all belted (straitjacket-esque) blazers, draping skirts and tunic tops layered over trousers and dual-length shirts - topped off with silver embellishments designed to look like safety pins and towering Louboutin platform boots.
BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: While we're not overly convinced we'd be able to put off the shorts-over-trousers look, some of the softer silk numbers were beautifully gothic, particularly in the silver and moody blue colourways. The high-neck silk dress with asymmetric hemline (pictured) would make a much welcomed addition to our wardrobe.
F-ROW: Harold Tilman and the rest of the BFC fashion pack
VERDICT: Sleek, minimalistic, powerful: all classic Todd Lynn fare, there was no real departure from the norm here - but this is a designer that knows precisely what he does best and he sticks to it. And hey, you know what they say: if it ain't broke...