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Free hanging A-line slip dress and gently flaring peplums and skirts Saturday, floated alongside prints of goldfish skin, anemones and underwater tea flower bloom.

This spring-summer 2013 collection was also a celebration of the natural world in its careful palette the Cerulean blue of sky, orange of sea coral and tea green.

But perhaps nature is in the house DNA: After all, designer Jean Bousquet who founded the house in 1962, named it after a small, beautifully striped dabbling duck with the same name.

Today’s designers Ling Liu and Dawei Sun keep these codes, therefore, adding this season a touch of contemporary graphic prints.

The gentle blurring made this collection a visual treat.



Australian Martin Grant is not a household name, but he has a solid reputation in the fashion world and a string of celebrity followers like Juliette Binoche, Kate Hudson and Cate Blanchett.

Saturday’s clean and on-trend collection proves it’s little wonder.

“I wanted to play with volumes,” Grant said backstage, referring to the many looks which had elongated peplums and jacket-skirts, twinned with black shorts _ seen in Raf Simons’ show for Dior.

Black and navy was used well in A-line with trapeze silhouettes, and accentuated midriff _ one of the big parts of this season’s fashion conversation _ nicely nipped the silhouettes.

One of the colors of the season, vermilion, was used perfectly as shards of color, or completely covering dresses.


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