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London Fashion Week: Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden catwalk report

by the editorial team Published on 21 September 2009
London Fashion Week: Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden catwalk report© Nils Jorgensen / Rex

Fashion Fringe consisted of four designers this season. The winning duo Jena Theo produced a strong collection of draped pieces in colours inspired by faded Polaroid film. Soft Grecian folds are paired with bold black leather accents and trapeze-like tops feature dramatic plunging necklines, split to the navel.

The three runners-up included Elliot Atkinson, who contrasted bubblegum pink florals with sheer black and created a collection of body conscious dresses with frothy ruffles and eccentric headpieces, Yelena Smirnova who added winding 3D spirals to her romantic silk dresses in shades of electric blue and pink, and finally another duo Lidija&Dejan, Serbian-born designers who paired Perspex belts and metal pieces, inspired by the Byzantine era, with Roman-style draping in scarlet reds and glinting gold.