Tim Watson's retro-super-future menswear is brilliant, and a close call for my pick of the bunch (interestingly both the collections I really responded to were menswear). Bold silhouettes in a blocky lego-man palette of yellow, blue, grey & white, this is space utility to the extreme when all worn together but iminently doable as separates in the real world.
A (fairly literal) insectiod inspiration from Samuel McCloy who played with proportion successfully, LOVE those fur hemmed pants!
Subtle & subversive textile design from Seth Cray.
Shiny, articulated plastic neckpieces (I think we can see what I like about this) and kaleidoscopic prints by Stephanie Fulham.
Westwood-boudoir-wench from Cassandra Macdonald, I thought that perhaps individual pieces needed refining but the look was cohesive.
You know it's serious fashion when the tabi boots come out - but Anna Jacoba Hohnen did the Japanese/Scandanavian-influenced aesthetic justice with a mixture of finishes and pops of red.
Delicate embellishment from Lauren Sims.
I DO enjoy a quirk - Xi Chen's collection, entitled 'The Queue', had various incarnations of this traditional Chinese hairstyle detailed on the backs of the garments.
Strong, elegant & dishevelled - Ariana Davis utilised knots and feathers that referenced her Maori heritage.
Whimsical white & unexpected proportions by Ysabel Tang - the dress on the model in motion is beautiful, sexy without any smut.
Rorschach devore and perforated leather from Katherine Young - in my wardrobe please.
Why yes that IS a blue faux-fox stole, a perspex swan hat, shiny stripe pants & lots of sequins. Emily Muco, Dame Edna would've been proud (and I mean that in the best possible way).
Intricate, insideout lasercut layers from Stephanie Kinsman who investigated the effects of technology on 'couture'. Her final gown (pictured, with the fully covered head) was a showstopper.
Recycled tyre rubber juxtaposed with delicate pastel pink and a historical twist by Molly Stott.