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London Fashion Week: Julien Macdonald catwalk report

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London Fashion Week: Julien Macdonald catwalk report© BOISIERE/SIPA

Julien Macdonald took the fashion pack to the Royal Horticultural Halls which had been elegantly decorated with fountains and statues and in this blissful setting delivered a collection that explored body-con themes as well as providing some of his signature glamour.

When Julien first launched his career it was as a knitwear designer, and while he is renowned for his red carpet creations, knitwear is still one of his passions and great strengths. This season sees a welcome reinterpretation of his cobweb knits in the form of stretchy dresses which delicately cut across the body. The colour palette is predominately grey, black and white, punctuated by flashes of caramel and red - not typical shades for spring/summer but Julien seems to have focused more on developing an urban look this season. There are pannelled tunic dresses with oversized squared shoulders and zipped bomber jackets with panelled collars worn with skintight leggings with oversized zips. A body-hugging mini dress featuring flashes of red and grey and sci-fi super square shoulders looks like it could almost be a 1960s Paco Rabanne creation.

For outerwear he offers a vinyl cropped jacket, a sumptuous satin trench jacket with curved fabric around the shoulders cinched-in with a large belt, as well as a wet look caramel Mac. Of course, Julien wouldn't be Julien without some show-stopping dresses and stand-out pieces, including a dramatic black v-fronted dress which fuses sheer chiffon with black hip details.

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