British designers who abandoned their homeland for the bright lights of New York, Milan and Paris are returning in droves this season in what promises to be the most exciting London Fashion Week for years.
Diane von Furstenberg plays the exotic vagabond, while Derek Lam offers luxury romper suits: New York Fashion Week's pret-a-porter collections this year are adventurous, but not always exactly ready to wear.
For a young designer, having a collection at New York's Fashion Week is usually a sign that they've made it. But for those launching a career during the recession, even a runway show is not a guarantee of employment.
A design studio (music, fashion, advertising) but also a fashion label, Surface to Air has decided to collaborate with one of its favorite fashion photographers: Solve Sundsbo, who has signed to the label for a limited edition clothing line.
Lacoste presented a collection in white and blue -- only to eventually opt for yellow, while Alexander Wang couldn't decide between sexy culottes and leather shorts: the mood at New York's Fashion Week for spring-summer 2010 was nothing if not tentative.