Providing the crowd with some much needed light-hearted relief, Yan Liang’s collection packed some ecclectic quirky charm. Eccentric and irreverent the humorous designs offered a fresh approach to fabrication. Liang jumped between the natural and the faux, replicating the appearance of veneer wood to create wooden jackets and must-have trompe l'oeil accessories.
Kicking off proceedings, Joanne Power's dark collection set an enigmatic mood for the evening. Power's collection was defined by straigh laced tailoring, minimal use of colour and sharp exacting silhouettes. Models encased in restrictive dresses bore a striking resemblance to Roman Catholic Augustinian nuns.
Exploring masculine stereotypes through sportswear, Paul Beckett’s ironically camp styled collection featured hybrid sportswear that blurred the boundaries between casual and formalwear. Track shorts, hooded blazers and leather tunics formed the basis of Beckett's collection crudely titled Sporno.