They were having a bit of a celebration over at No. 21 because after all, who doesn't love a parade?  With jewels exploding over skirts and dresses like fireworks, the marching band took centre stage in this collection with its tall hats and militaristic touches. Coats were worn over slip-dresses that were trimmed with lace. Lace trousers were paired with sweater vests on which dual marching figures could be seen. A Western influence was also apparent; cowhide was used for coats and collars while fringe and utilitarian plaid patches added to the cowboy feel. The designer also took inspiration from the retro glamour of Las Vegas and nearby Palm Springs of yesteryear with the 1940s influences that appeared in the cut of the jackets and skirts and the styling of the models who marched down the runway wearing brothel creepers. Iconic images of Las Vegas covered the jackets, coats and dresses that closed the show, and more sparkle came in the form of crystal beading along the hem of a satin evening coat that was evocative of twinkling lights of the Nevada city.

Images | Marcus Tondo