The pussy bow was the unifying factor in this heritage collection from Rochas which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.  The clothes were uniformly drab: dark browns and blacks dominated the runway, with only a few bright yellow pieces to inject some colour.  Swallows, usually a harbinger of Spring, appeared on beautifully sheer dresses, skirts, belts and even coats.  As a whole, it was a strong collection (with the exception of the peplum breast frill that appeared on several dresses) with impeccably cut coats, belted shift dresses and separates.