Pattern plays a central role in what is another strong showing for Whistles. Florals are prominent for the season, with understated broderie anglaise blooms contrasted with punchy all-over wallpaper-style prints, which are especially successful on tailoring. Monet-esque florals are perfect for softly pleated skirts while trousers also get the print treatment with abstract ethnic shapes. Leather comes to the fore, whether used as a colourful statement on a butter-soft biker jacket or more delicate scalloped-edge tops. Great dresses also feature – well, it is Whistles – this time structured without coming across as stiff, some embellished but all classically feminine.