michael herz and graeme fidler of aquascutum experimented with one of the mainstays in british fashion, the trenchcoat, for spring. the presentation including incarnations in white, khaki, and lame fabrics, with smocking down the back and pleating around the peplum waist. other pieces included tunic dresses with glittery necklines, linen vests, pleated mens-style trousers, leaf print three quarter length coats and tulip skirts, accessorized with manolo blahniks and leather necklaces.
on the flip side of aquascutum’s british elegance is giles deacon, whose collection was part s&m and part equestrian, with a dash of gorgeous dresses and gowns thrown in for good measure. the drama was also heightened with ostrich hats by stephen jones, and studded sandals and bags from deacon’s collaboration with mulberry. the black and white looks included satin shifts with black lace overlays or a print of handcuffs and shackles, a print which also showed up on a long ballgown and a short strapless bubble dress), sleek 80s style sheath dresses and asymmetrical draped minis or 60s bubble dresses with nipped waists, and long ballgowns.