The battle between high street and high-end played out at London Fashion Week, with John Rocha and Mulberry vying for catwalk dominance against Whistles, Topshop Unique, and Rihanna for River Island, reports the Irish Examiner's Annmarie O’Connor.
SOMETIMES childhood experience can have a lasting impact. Growing up in the 1980s, I had a lot of experience of pastels. There were pastel ra-ra skirts, pastel tights, pastel jeans, and pastel Confirmation outfits. In fact, my Confirmation was spent in a lemon trouser-suit. I had strawberry blonde hair and pale freckly skin, and I thought lemon was a good look. I had a lot to learn.