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Yay it was back to the traditional runway show for Gareth Pugh yesterday! This season the designer returned to the catwalk after three seasons of presenting his collections via film. Nevertheless, the designer didn't leave his penchant for arty, mysterious themes completely behind. With lots of bold silhouettes, strong lines and black (of course), Pugh once again reinvented his warrior for yet another season. Unfortunately this gave off the impression that we may have seen it all before.

Then came the spurts of bronze metallic in striped and diagonal patterns on leather, before a long-awaited burst of colour. Like a shot in the dark, a stream of cobalt blue dresses entered the arena in the form of long and short dresses. With some bandaged and others allowed to flow freely, each piece was followed by rippling waves of silk.