Amidst the LFW madness, Anya Hindmarch came to the rescue as she took to the Thames in her very own boat. We climbed aboard, not only to indulge ourselves in the delicious below-deck snacks - clotted cream scones, home-made battenburg cake and fish finger sandwiches (yep, we ate them all!) - and to have a welcome break from the shows, but more importantly, to preview Anya's S/S '11 collection. Overall, the collection had a more relaxed and less structured feel to it. There were, of course, Anya classics such as her her signature woven totes in silver and the Lacing shoulder bag in gold snakeskin which for summer will be available in a smaller longer strap pouch bag. But the Carker had been given an update adding a two tone colourway and studding to the design. For all your girlie trinkets - the nylon collection that features a pouch for every handbag or travel essential will be available in a summery shade of bright fuschia. And as if all that wasn't enough we each left with our own Anya Hindmarch sailor tattoo (temporary), bottles of ginger beer, Fishermen's friends and a packets of chewy shrimp and fish-shaped penny sweets.
- Lily Russo