David Koma's show picked up where Preen had left off two hours earlier - in the dark, melodramatic aesthetic of the Victorian era, with black dresses topped and tailed by high collars and swirling ruffles.
Koma isn't Preen, though. And instead of layered romance, his collection was flayed spare and clean, infused with the spirit of Sixties French modernists like Courréges and Cardin. So those long dresses came with thigh-high, tilted slits and buckle-strapped details, and teamed with Mod-princess swing coats or open cage work underlayers. But it was when Koma shook off the weight of the opening black and nude looks that the collection really came to life, with sharp mini dresses in saffron orange or electric blue, swarming with macramé loops or glittering with crystal latticework.