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Dazed Overdose Weds 17th Sept: Katie Shillingford

Henry Holland was pretty and fun with florals and polka dots, Cooperative Designs had eclectic knitwear but it was Cilla Black that was the real highlight.

I’ve been following Annalisa Dunn since her fantastic MA collection nearly 2 years ago. Now, her label, Cooperative Designs, is doing exceptionally  well and this season they showed for the first time at Vauxhall Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week. The duo Annalisa and Dorothee Hagemann have perfected their eclectic, stripey knitwear that has become their trademark and this season colours were bright and summery worn with ethnic inspired clogs.

We then rushed over to the Bloomsbury Ballroom where Henry Holland showed his floral fancies. Complete with topiary and floral catwalk entrance, the show was as much fun as usual with an upbeat Pussy Cat Dolls "When I grow up" soundtrack. I loved the cycling shorts suspenders, the polka dots laser cutout jeans for Henry’s collaboration with Levi’s and Aggy in a giant pea skirt dress. The highlight of Fashion East was Louise Gray. I loved the chainmail bra top and chunky metal embellishments, which also were also attached to cycling shorts. This was one of the best shows this fashion week. We went to Henry’s party in the evening, which was a fun, high school prom style affair but the high point of the evening was meeting and dancing with Cilla Black in Bungalow 8.