Hammered with bolts and nuts in contrast with bold colours, the heels definitely stood out for me...yet another hit this season! The inspiration of the collection is obvious... the medieval times, of WAR and CHIVALRY. Yet coupled with a tinge of austerity, the collection's colours were kept rather tame, and the structures were clean, such as the deep v-neck shift dresses tailored immaculately so as to flatter every female form. Towards the end of the show, the medieval knight inspiration was even more apparent -- the dresses - what seem to be dismantled armors - made it's way down the grey carpeted runway, strong as ever. The word AUSTERE seems to be the keyword too. According to the definition from dictionary.com, AUSTERE indicates a stern quality, and also a strict economy. A dual meaning? Perhaps. Challenging the credit crunch and economic downturn with an austere collection is, in my opinion, 100% appropriate.