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2009 September 22

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(LONDON) Jeremy Scott
Your cave or mine? That was the message at Jeremy Scott's debut London show, themed "Bone to be Wild," where Fred Flintstone provided the inspiration. Scott is known for spectacle, and in his London return, he didn't disappoint: models (including Daisy Lowe and a Pebbles-esque Pixie Geldof) came out sporting brightly spotted or striped caveman dresses with spray dyed patches of hair to match. Kudos for the playful swimwear with pointy flourishes -- one tiger print bathing suit even sported paws and a tail. Lucky front-rowers took home Scott's latest design for Longchamp, a pink tote with bone print. Andre J was swanning around after the show. "I loved it," he said. "Yabba dabba do!"

Lara Stone opened the Jaeger show on a heavily carpeted, all-white catwalk. The brand took inspiration from their own archives and Guy Bourdin's photos, which manifested in sexy blouses with accents of gold and lurex knitwear. Interpretations of the harem trouser were either knotted at the ankle or fastened in a wide cuff. The clothes were delightfully wearable and unabashedly chic--and expect accessories to make major waves, especially the wedge sandals and shoe boots with patent leather accents.

Paul Smith
The understated setting of Claridge's and the Black Eyed Peas' raucous tune "Boom Boom Pow" don't necessarily go hand-in-hand, but both definitely worked with the energy from Paul Smith's S/S 2010 collection of brightly coloured tailored suits and African-inspired dresses. The opening model emerged in an outfit taken from Smith's invitation: a pink suit with red bowler hat. The genius mini-ties tucked underneath tweeds and shorts-suits offered his signature does of humor, especially when paired with brightly-coloured oxford. Inspired by the style of dress of Congolese men, Smith then sents lots of printed, asymmetrical dresses down the runway, keeping the feel optimistic. The kickiest touch? Blue-green lipstick. Trend alert!  

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