Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune was among the front-rowers to check out Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto's 'Jet Set Masala' runway show at the tent today. The theme translated into '60s flight attendant silhouettes and Bollywood brights, with the occasional bowler or riding hat to top things off.
Models clomped down a red-and-white checkered runway in structured blazers with gold-button epaulets and embroidered insignias, when they weren't wearing oversized purple or teal jumpers as dresses. The wilder side of the subcontinent reference became more blatant with a giant tiger printed on one jumper, and box-pleated tiger prints draping from the waists of patch-pocketed frocks.
This, plus bright and bold geometric prints and plenty of harlequins, made it the typical sensory overload we've come to expect from Eley Kishimoto. Photos and updates to come later.