It was Jaeger London versus the elements this afternoon, four days into a rather wet Fashion Week. Models would have been well protected had they dared to teeter out of Somerset house in their catwalk garb, as peaked felt hats and rich wool and leather swing duffel coats kicked off proceedings.
There was a distinctly seventies feel featuring plenty of turtleneck sweaters and sensible skirts, while a gloriously roomy burgundy and black jumper dress looked wickedly comfortable yet managed to remain chic.
Things were pepped up with decidedly retro mustard accents and accessories, and a foray into Heffner-esque velvet wrap dresses was surprisingly successful. Trousers were worn high and again in velvet, complete with silver zips marking a rebellious territory against the black. Universally flattering a-line, long sleeved shirt-dresses came in the ditziest of grape coloured prints and were cinched with suede tasselled belts. For this collection think Joanna Lumly pre Ab Fab, but without the dodgy bowl cut; a selection of reliable, wearable pieces from this English heritage brand, that manages to incorporate function, without compromising on style.
*Images to come when available