The clue was in the invitation, which included a packet of flower seeds. D&G shows are always true to one strong theme and our money was on an English country garden for S/S 11. The set was planted with hydrangea bushes, roses climbed trellises and the catwalk was flanked with a grass border dotted with clumps of primroses - it looked like our prediction was right. As the first model stepped onto the catwalk wearing a floral maxi dress with an unstructured linen jacket, we gave ourselves a pat on the back! The collection was a perfect blend of the two biggest trends we have seen so far this season; romance and 1970's nostalgia. Spriggy prints were clashed with tablecloth checks or dark denim. Floaty garden floral frocks were sassed up with super-high espadrille wedge sandals with ankle straps decorated with floral corsages. Peasant smock tops and dresses were off-the-shoulder sexy. As always with a D&G show, the finale was the highlight; floaty maxi dresses in a miriad of pastel flower prints were pretty, fresh and just what we want to wear next summer.
- Siobhan Mallen