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Hotel Babylon

A gaggle of brands checked into the Soho Hotel and Metropolitan Hotel during London Fashion Week to show off their autumn 07 collections


After five years designing footwear for Jimmy Choo, Jonathan Kelsey's first own-label collection comprises 17styles in a 1970s-inspired handwriting. Metallic patent, woven monochrome and metallic midnight blue are key,and many styles feature a refined cone heel and concealed platform. Prices from £105 to £231.

07796 695065


Husband and wife team Stuart and Karen MacLeod's 20-piece Mr & Mrs MacLeod range is all about clean-lined womenswear with a masculine influence. Wool coats sit alongside Chantilly lace skirts and shift dresses in a sober palette of chocolate, black and sage. Prices from £47 to £200.

00 33 23 33 55 836


Ann Louise Roswald's ultra-luxe collection features silk jersey dresses with billowing chiffon sleeves, merino tunic dresses and bell-sleeved cashmere knits. Sumptuous wool coats have covered buttons and funnel necks with evening dresses embellished with sequins. Prices from £62 to £290.

020 7250 4492


Although jeans are still a big part of Radcliffe Denim's range, the more directional fencing jackets, wide-leg trousers and flared shorts have given the label a more rounded offer. Fabrics for autumn 07 include tweed, satin and waxed cotton, while new denim shapes have been introduced with a higher back. Prices from £55 to £125.

020 7193 0385


With 20 UK stockists, Knitwear Queen is gaining momentum. Its 50-piece autumn 07 range includes flapper-style cocktail dresses with dropped waists and art deco beading, long-line chunky knits and lightweight merino tops. A velvet trench coat shows that the label has moved on from its knitwear roots. Prices from £30 to £120.

07961 315969


New York-based Brazilian Carlos Falchi uses leathers and skins to make his designer accessories. Ultra-long clutches, giant totes and day-to-evening handbags are hand-painted in shades of aqua and pink. The materials come from snake and crocodile farms in Brazil, where the animals are farmed for meat. Prices from £80 to £800.

020 7580 8008


Based in Indonesia, Alchem1st is committed to ethical trading, but its trans-seasonal range is markedly different to other eco-fashion lines. Luxurious silk dresses in cream, burnished red or dusky blue share space with embellished jersey tunics with beaded tulle cuffs, alongside bags and belts. Prices from £25 to £65.

07961 315969

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