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Saturday afternoon saw the Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days show take to the catwalk at Freemasons Hall, showcasing designers Anna K, Krasilnikova, Lara Quint, Lera Leshchova, Paskal and Yasya Minochkina.First to the catwalk was Anna K who seemed to be channeling the 90s with plenty of indigo denim, whether it was a wide-legged denim jumpsuit or strips of denim hanging off slogan tees. These tees had captions like "Do you want to talk to my agent?" and were either teamed with denim hot pants or dressing-gown style jackets, giving it a slightly grunge feel.

Next up was Lara Quint whose collection was a sleek, chic, feminine affair. Muted monochrome and camel were the colours of choice with flashes of blood red ending the collection. The tailoring was ladylike, with elegant boucle coats, voluminous sleeves, sheer tops and structured corseted gowns and tops all making an appearance.
Kiev monochrome
Following this was Paskal who showcased a series of striking cage-style designs. Bold black, white and fuschia outfits were overlayed with intricate, lazer-cut cage style draping, making it a vibrant, precise and modern collection.
Kiev Pascal

 Next up was Lara Leshchova whose collection featured chic, body-hugging grey dresses with small side cut-outs.  The sexy wool grey shift dresses were teamed with boxy mini-bags and also had some origami-style grey knitted arms, giving them even more interest.

Kiev VFS

Following this was Krasilnikova whose use of laser-cut leather, faux fur and sheer knits made for a very feminine, sexy collection. Amongst the simple tones of charcoal, grey and beige were rich burgundy colours, either in bristling jumpers or leather laser-cut dresses and skirts. All outfits were teamed with fantastic, futuristic-style cage shoes, adding a fabulously touch edge.

Kiev FD
Finally, the show closed with the sports-inspired collection of Yasya Minochkina filled with vibrant greens, patent croc-effect skirts and varying textures. There were slight 90s elements to the collection also, with an A-line monochrome mesh coat and a black turtle neck dress making an appearance.
Xiao Li's AW14 showcase at Vauxhall Fashion Scout was a unique mix of futuristic designs mixed with elements of romance, sportswear and at one point, LED lights.
The Royal College of Art graduate, who also studied at the London College of Fashion, has previously been awarded the Diesel Award from the International Talent Support, and her level of skill was clear to see from this collection. There were lots of complex shapes, such as a studded rubber skirt with a mesh fishtail bottom and a white airtex jacket with diamond shaped studs and ballooning sleeves; the finale even saw an oversized sports-luxe style jacket complete with blue glowing LED lights.

The show had a very futuristic feel to it, with tough diamond shaped studs, wide shoulders and rubber textures on most pieces, though this was feminized with a delicate white and lilac colour scheme as well as delicate intricacy. Flashes of shocking patent cobalt blue and plenty of mesh styles also ensured that the collection was given a tougher, tomboy edge.

The overall vibe of the show was very cool, as models were styled with pastel pink hair and pink eyes and walked out to a mellow female version of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'. Despite a delayed start, it was a collection definitely worth seeing.

Xi Li
Xiao Li biker jacket