Knitwear specialist, Alice Palmer, held her first stand-alone show at VFS. Wowing the crowd with beautiful, and surprisingly wearable, architectural pieces, Palmer's inspiration from Vegas hotels shone through. Uniting bright, block shades of purple, blue and teal, with innovative and bold shapes, the collection was reminiscent of Issey Miyake's Pleats Please, although took on a whole new approach.
Predominantly dresses, with the odd jump suit thrown in for good measure, overall the show projected a sensual and tailored look. Merge that with well-executed draping and you get the perfect fit we saw on the models, a technique that subtly draws attention to the female form. And to add another dimension to that, literally, Palmer used padding and chains to zone into key features such as enlarged shoulders, and cut-out sections in the bodice. The result: a collection that stands out from others and wouldn't look out of place amongst any number of high-profile designers. Palmer is definitely one to watch.