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Versus

The boned structure of corsets was exposed in a predominantly black collection scattered with glitter-effect finishes in purple and green.

The look The boned structure of corsets was exposed in a predominantly black collection scattered with glitter-effect finishes in purple and green. In keeping with designer Christopher Kane’s handwriting the dress was the centrepiece, as 1960s-style shift dresses with wide shoulder straps stopped just short of the knee.

Key pieces The shape of the dress was fairly demure and this enabled the exposed corsetry to contrast effectively, resulting in a subtle sexiness and giving the relatively new panelling trend a fresh direction. The disco-inspired glitter application was important on boning and was also used on dresses and separates as a triangular repeat print.

Commercial appeal The exposed corsetry boning was a real statement. It will be instantly identifiable with Versus and is likely to kick-start a wider trend.

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