The women's land army of the 1940s was the theme behind Betty Jackson's spring summer 2011 collection. This manifested itself in tweedy a-line skirts hitting mid-calf, worn with matching jackets and knotted with brown belts. Ragged gauze and high shine cottons were crumpled and Jackson has used traditional fisherman techniques to evoke the period.
But mixed in to this was green and pink digitalised foliage (everyone's "digitalising" these days), bird print and stencils used on cap sleeve dresses and tops. Jackson also premiered a collaboration with jewellery designer Alexis Bittar that saw dramatic ostrich and Lucite costume pieces. The feathers were re-introduced in a sequence of wild ostrich skirts, trousers and tops. Show items that looked great teamed with Jackson's utility pieces.