The Parisian shows were quiet on day two but the collections backed up the key looks already seen for autumn 08.
According to Gunni, international brand manager for contemporary Icelandic label Andersen & Lauth, which is exhibiting at Prét â Porter today, "Here in Atmosphere we've seen fewer people than last season but we're still meeting the right calibre of buyer for our collection."
Anderson & Lauth's autumn presentation included some jaw dropping highlights which will certainly spark commercial interest for London agency Palladio, which took the brand on a fortnight ago. Underpinned by a Victoriana aesthetic which flew in the face of autumn's broad trends, the romantic look nonetheless ticks some trend boxes. Light as air silk chiffon dresses with intricately embellished beading on collars and cuffs were particular highlights.
At young fashion show Who's Next, some new looks emerged. The checks trend which was prevalent at Bread & Butter Barcelona last week was reinforced by a number of collections, from Great Plains to Paul & Joe.
While grey continues to dominate, there is a definite move towards midnight blue which looked particularly fresh combined with black. Other highlight colours at Who's Next included mustard yellow, orange, various shades of purple and some vivid pinks.
Floral prints, from oversized painterly styles to miniature repeats, were everywhere with only a few rear view glances at summer 08's art-inspired prints.
For a complete trend report, pick up a copy of next week's Drapers or click through to our trends section.