Fans of Anna Sui know she's never going to stray too far from her embellished, grown-up hippy roots. This season she went all out, even throwing in some upholstery for good measure. It's not as instantly appealing as last Winter's collection, and sometimes the embellishment is a bit much even for Sui, but you can't help but stare at the intricate prints, slip-on shift and trapeze dresses and amazing boots...

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Teaming paisley silks with fitted knits, wool tights and polo necks, Sui shows us how to layer like a pro. The blue and beige boots are amazing (if only for the show) and I love the colour combination, which makes a change from Autumn / Winter's usual go-to colours of burnt orange and burgundy...

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Oops, spoke to soon! Here's those tried-and-tested cold weather colours, vamped up to the max by way of contrasting prints, stripes and serious swirly patterns. The upholstery influence is obvious on the trims, from the curtain-esque fringing on the middle dress to crazy scrunching along the hemline of the right.

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Then colours got a bit muted, and the hit-and-miss element of the show shows itself in full form. Though the bejeweled kaftan dress on the left and the wicked belted leopard coat are gorgeous, a Top Gun style boiler suit was probably not the best idea...will you be wearing it this time next year?

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Moving on to some more girly dresses. The shapes in this collection are still quite voluminous and sack-like (whether you find that flattering or not probably depends on your body shape!) but the subtle purple/browns and almost Kandinsky-esque prints are very beautiful. I love the accessories too - thigh high boots, lurex tights and knitted tote bags (or maybe crochet, it's hard to tell from so far away) look amazing on the runway.

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And finally, some subtle greys for the more reserved,  and an interesting newspaper print shirt dress with a high ruffle neck. Again the layering and styling in this show is brilliant. You couldn't possibly think it was anything other than a Winter show (unlike many that aim at the formalwear market). Even if you're not a fan of Sui's over the top bohemia, you've got to admit she knows how to pull a look together!