Zeynep Kartal hails from Manchester and her collection entitled "Effloresence" brought a burst of modernity and sunshine to the grand, antique setting of Freemason's Hall. Every piece was a showstopper with clean lines and gorgeous flowing dresses and palazzo pant jumpsuits adorned with twinkling beads.
Models looked dewy and fresh with minimal makeup and the whole vibe was very elegant and feminine, with Kartal drawing inspiration from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel "The Secret Garden" and the healing power of the beautiful rose garden.
There was a real buzz going round the room as we waited in anticipation for Asli Polat's London show. The Fashion Institute of Technology graduate who injected a real "sports luxe" feel into her collection drew gasps from the room - it was like a breath of fresh air, especially against the light and bright setting of the Me Hotel on Strand.
Beautiful sheer chiffon and lace detail, pops of hologram, metal and rose golds all grounded by a smattering of leather.
The show was one of the best I've seen, partly because of how Polat managed to merge etherealism with a bad ass attitude and partly because everything she put onto the catwalk was desirable, cool, fresh and something I could see myself wearing. Bravo!