Runway Report: No.21

Block colour – check. Floral embellishment – check. Lace overlays – check. Fluid layers – check. Socks and sandals – check. This season No. 21 played to the trends, presenting a collection full of wish list-worthy separates, slouchy drop-waist dresses and structural bum bags (yes fanny packs).
Layering provided the talking point here, with tiers of differing textures creating a fresh, edgy yet beautifully feminine look. All black, lace-edged peplum tops with oversized tiers were paired with fringed mini skirts and long mesh layers, taking designs to the ankle. Amidst the grown up all-black, white or mustard ensembles, proceedings took a more girly, flirty route, with a pale pink ditzy floral patchwork used on mid-length skirts and capri pants, teamed with a frilled metallic pink vest or oversized, laser-cut jacket respectively.
Footwear should be noted, comprising of super-sexy, super-pointed pumps with straps crossing around the ankle and often with a cute bow above the toes. Elsewhere flatform sandals accompanied edgier, layered looks for a contemporary, youth-led feel. Neat little satchels came with oversized bows and were worn slung low around the waist – undoubtedly an accessories ‘moment’ to take note of.
Later, sequin encrusted shifts in champagne tones came with ethereal chiffon overlays, creating proportion play and a whimsical conclusion to a winning collection

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