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Thanks in part to a certain Mrs Carter choosing one of his creations to wear to last week's Grammy Awards, Osman Yousefzada's show was a London Fashion Week hot ticket this season, and the designer didn't disappoint with a clean, well thought-out and beautifully wearable collection inspired (in part) by CS Lewis' Narnia.

It was clearly the snowy, White Witch-era Narnia that inspired the opening looks, which were some of the most outstanding pieces in this sophisticated, effortless collection. Fluid white fabric feartured on cape backs, pencil skirts, slouchy trousers and a beautiful high necked, draped jumpsuit (is this his new trademark?).

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Then came the asymmetric frilled hems (on grey wool dresses and richer embellished pieces), chic workwear dresses and gold detail on more cocktail-appropriate pieces. Slowly the white and gold colour palette gave way to grey and blue, with a pajama-style print under a voluminous coat, and an intricate deep blue textured dress with sheer panels.

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The whites returned to close the show, trimmed with fur and given added texture to take them through to evening. See the highlights for yourself in the video below.