I will always love a collection that takes a strong female as their inspiration, so no surprises here that Cushnie et Ochs‘ Cleopatra-themed catwalk show of golden yellows, Egyptian blues, blacks and whites has been one of my favourites so far.
Lots of Cushnie et Och’s signature details were present and in fine form: cutouts and slick, dramatic silhouettes. A black maillot with sweeping asymmetric hemline (a standout piece) and the striped long dresses (Vogue tells me these are made from neoprene) were my favourites. Overall the collection showcased a lot of different dress forms and I particularly admired the to-the-knee, glamorous silky shapes. This was all topped off with cuffs, bracelets and torque necklaces from Jennifer Fisher and styled with thick, jet black winged eyeliner. If Cleopatra should be alive today, she would no doubt approve.
Photos: Sonny Vandevelde.