Vionnet Airy Elegance
An enchanted evening - with precise drapes in soft and slithering fabrics. That was the message from Vionnet at designer Hussein Chalayan's second 'demi-couture' collection.
Most dramatic was material worked into the shape of a crocodile tail. But these were not tricks - just couture effects, which might help Vionnet connect to a client base of sophisticated women who want to look contemporary, but elegant.
Next season it would be good to see the designer give his tailoring skills a workout. But for fashionable fluidity, this was a fine show.