Front row at Alice Palmer, refuelled by coffee, I was transported back to punkier days. The collection (a host of knitted garments) was very much punk inspired and reminded me of early Westwood. Palmer hit the right balance between experimental and commercial and worked metal studs (both flat and spiky) into knit dresses, jumpers and capes. Alice had evidently spent a lot of time working on manipulating and experimenting with her knit techniques, garments had knitted 'spikes' albeit soft peak ones worked into the garment so that they formed part of the silhouette rather than 'add on's'. I was enthralled by Palmers ability to balance the weight of the metal studs against the pull of the knit, as everything seemed to drape and full just so, it seems gravity was on her side. Hems were asymmetrical, as were most of her pieces. The colour palette, muted for AW10, was mainly black lifted. By lurex silver threads and splashes of white. I loved Palmer's capes and while the one armed ones were slightly impractical, they were fun and cosy. My favourite piece was a silver and black jumpsuit that was both quirky and extremely wearable, an important mix for any fashion week show. A totally new offering from Palmer and I'll definitely be back for more.