19/02/2011 17:50 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Charles Anastase A/W 2011/12

Charles-Anastase-autumn-winter-2011-12-catwalk-london-fashion-week These boots were (not) made for walking... Charles Anastase autumn/winter 2011/12 catwalk. Photo: PA

DESIGNER: Charles Anastase

The French designer was clearly thinking of home, producing a collection that oozed that special brand of cool that only Parisians manage to pull off.

Anastase specialises in teaming naive, girlie silhouettes with tough details. A sweet Peter Pan collar minidress covered with jagged metal platelets or a peach satin loose-fitting frock teamed with killed black boots sums up the mood. The flared rust corduroy catsuit was not for the feint of heart.

Er... the platform wedge boots practically stole the show, and appeared in numerous guises throughout, from red ponyskin to crocodile to baby pink leather.

Dedicated fashion girls Nicola Roberts both made it down for the early start.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: It was a disgrace that the show was timetabled so early (fashion people don't tend to do 10am on a Saturday), but fashion geeks (like us) who made it down saw a show brimming with Chung-friendly girlie frocks and effortless cool.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=984946&pid=984945&uts=1298137805