However, the subtlety quickly made way for the shortest dresses with a burst of sequins; bell-sleeves and balconette necklines with mesh panelling; marabou-feathered cocktail numbers and columns of gold that, if not perfect to collect an Oscar in, surely looked like one.
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Gallery: Bassike spring/summer 10/11
Bassike unveiled pastel tailoring, for boys and girls, worked back with spider-web knits in the softest yarns; denim on denim; and shirt-dresses and draped pants in stripes that brought to mind inmates
Gallery: Camilla & Marc s/s 10/11
Opening with sorbet-hued knitted bike shorts and cut-away tops and dresses, the collection feels like a new silhouette for the design duo.
Carla Zampatti spring/summer 10/11
Carla Zampatti style devotees get ready for a wardrobe of dusty nude, soft cream and fiery red this summer.
Gallery: Zimmermann s/s 10/11
The collection was full of clashing prints, high-waisted, wide-leg pant ensembles, a sherbet colour palette, and featured a number of flirty floral silk-printed dresses.