Elly Arif kicked off Liverpool for me. It was a menswear collection that had a distinctly historic Barbour feel. In hues of khaki and brown, it was very rural heritage and the macs and coats were well executed. I loved the 3D bib front shirt that had a bib pleating out from the bottom creating a cube like effect. The collection closed with a navy jumpsuit with pleated front, a menswear trend I so want to happen!
Michelle McGreavy brought me back into the zone with her fantastic womenswear collection. It was very architectural but concentrated on curved lines and silhouettes rather than angles. Big triple layered collars and stand up circular ones looked cozy in a mix of wool and leather, while the opening semi circle panelled skirt reminded me of Bernard Chandran.
There were further menswear shows from Emily Bennion who had pleated fold front trousers that fell into well balanced peg legs as well as cropped trousers cuffed and at the knee. Layered sheer tees with skinny waistcoats or well tailored jackets, that were fitted and gathered at the waist.
My final favourite was Chima Ohajura who's white body con silhouettes were juxtaposed by crinoline cage like structures that adorned shoulders and hips they were very petal like, twisted with wires and so delicate off set by huge perspex shoes.
A solid show
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