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London Fashion Week 2017: Ralph And Russo End Day One With Showstopping Summer Dresses

One fabulous woman's wardobe.

15/09/2017 22:43 BST | Updated 15/09/2017 22:45 BST

Ralph and Russo closed day one of London Fashion Week with a ready-to-wear collection that was not so far removed from their haute couture roots.

While far more wearable (read: daywear-friendly) than their usual house style, the collection as a whole still gave a courteous nod to luxury.

The pieces ranged in style, so we’d like to think of it as one fabulous lady’s extensive summer wardrobe - with plenty of party options.

Many of the tropes of the Autumn/Winter 2017 trends were seen carried over: from sheer, nearly-nakedness to silken fabrics and assymetric cuts. 

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It was a real people-pleaser of a show.

Beautifully made, elegant attire in flattering hues? Check. Gorgeous venue to set the tone? Did that.

Handsome men serving champagne while you wait? Why, thank you.

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Overall the SS18 collection was definitely worthy of making our party season wish list. 

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There were some familiar faces on the catwalk; the stand-out being Maria Borges, who looked like a glamazonian goddess in a glimmering midnight blue gown with thigh splits. 

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The model line-up was diverse in ethnicity, although not so much in shape or disability. 

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