A busy vintage office scene unfolds where impeccably dressed women sit at desks liaising on the phone, sorting cash or jotting down notes. They're in a world of their own as the audience gathers around, transfixed.

This is the work of Miló Maria, a brand built upon the values of sophistication and practicality.

For her AW17 LFW presentation, Maria takes a look at contradictions. From colour and texture right through to design, this Victorian inspired collection took a creative journey and travelled right across to the opposite side, ending up with influences from fetish wear.

Modest Victorian details such as high-necked ruffled collars and long cuffs are juxtaposed with patent leather, straps and ties, adding a sultry, femme fatale edge to the prim and proper look.

Clashing textures add levels of interest from luxurious long-pile velvet and suede, to smooth cotton shirts and delicate knit - a first for the brand.

A sophisticated colour palette elevates fetish elements to sit comfortably next to demure details. Deep burgundy, forest green and sugary pink are teamed with black, grey and cream.

This interesting play between two opposing worlds makes for a confident collection for the modern woman.

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Amie Charlot | Fashion Week Photographer | @amiecharlot