Brexit is moving full steam ahead and the pound has hit a 31-year-low. What's a woman to do? How about a night out of pure escapism and wild abandon? Kenzo, Ellery and Stella McCartney all offered convincing arguments for getting lit.
At Kenzo that meant 70s and 80s club girl looks (Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were inspired by Kenzo Takada's legendary show at Studio 54 in which Grace Jones performed and Jerry Hall walked) that were high on gloss and shimmer with standouts including a metallic gold mini dress, red leather jumpsuit and sheer blouse with space age-y leg of mutton sleeves.
Meanwhile Kym Ellery's collection had hints of nighttime dressing breaking up the lineup of sharp leather and denim proportion plays she showed for day. (And for the record, add leather to your list of spring/summer trends and Ellery's black, wide-leg leather trousers to the top of your wish list.) And like Kenzo, the standout moments came in glossy, red patent courtesy of a slick trench and a pair of blouson, zippered trousers that would stand out on any dance floor.
At Stella McCartney, the models were actually dancing, which made her fun bodysuits, leggings, jumpsuits and dresses covered in slogans that read 'Thanks Girls' and 'No Fur' and 'No Leather' look all the more like they had come straight out of a Nineties loft party. She also gave the sportswear trend an even longer shelf life with her slouchy, voluminous drawstring trousers.