Westwood, Paul Smith show ladylike fashion in London

Confident, sexy women with an eye for chic but comfortable clothes were the target audience of catwalk shows by British designers Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

Presenting her Red Label under giant crystal chandeliers, marble pillars and gilded mirrors in an east London hall, Westwood simplified her signature draped dresses to create feminine and eminently wearable dresses in purples and greys.

There were capes, bow-front blouses, flared skirts and cardigans in muted colours and her favoured tartan prints, interspersed with flashes of colour from orange tights, a green trilby hat with a bow, or a red leather belt. Read more
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