At John Richmond, the play between fabric and skin featured heavily, giving this summer collection a decidedly lighter feeling than his previous work. Dresses with embroidered organza shoulders opened the show, and separates could be imagined with something other than leather bandeaux underneath them.
In a simple palette of white, black and red these mostly monochromatic looks felt sleek. There was rocker chic a-plenty in mixed fabric and leather on motorcycle jackets, and while a micro-print that looked like animalized paisley could easily be forgotten, the sheerness of embroidered and lace dresses spelled boho rather than boudoir. Later, a more casual twist hit with a group in red or turquoise prints. Of these, the satin bomber jacket and the somewhat Seventies long dress were no doubt the winners.