11/03/2011 10:37 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Chloé A/W 2011/12

Chloe catwalk Chloé's python print. Photo: PA

DESIGNER: Hannah MacGibbon for Chloé, amid rumours that she's readying to leave the fashion house.

INSPIRATION: For autumn/winter, Chloé's girl gets just a little bit exotic.

Python skin - both in its original form and as a pattern on other fabric - was the recurring theme throughout - we loved the snake print ochre blouse. Pussy bows and ankle swinging denim flares gave a new take on MacGibbon's beloved 70s style, while tailored trousers were wide-legged, low slung and breezy. Elsewhere a huge cape covered huge blocks of primary colours couldn't help but make an indelible mark on the memory.

Leather bucket shoulder bags in array block brights were the It bag for the season.

Anna Wintour, plus cool French types like Clémence Poésy and Lou Lesage.

MacGibbon's reptilian repertoire might have been based on something very cold blooded, but this was a richly coloured, exuberance that will surely brighten a crisp autumn day. We just hope that it's not the designer's last collection for the fashion house.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=991043&pid=991042&uts=1299839937