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"Times are hard, but we mustn't let darkness rule; we need flowers."

- Alexis Mabille, the designer who hit the fashion radar when Keira Knightley wore one of his dresses to the premiere of The Duchess, spoke to the Telegraph this week about his couture collection. Mabille will not only take couture orders, but also create ready-to-wear versions of his collection to go into boutiques like Dover Street Market. He calls this 'borderline couture' and believes it's the way forward during the recession. [image source]