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Model, presenter-turned-designer Alexa Chung went back in time for her second catwalk show in London on Saturday (February 16), presenting a collection inspired by the idea of a group of women escaping to California's Big Sur in the 1980s to go "off the grid." Chung, a long-time darling of the British fashion industry with a Mulberry handbag named after her, turned to 1983, the year she was born, for the autumn/winter 2019 line presented on the second day of London Fashion Week.
In a bunker-like setting with the odd sprout of greenery on the catwalk, models wearing black shiny leather outerwear opened the show, soon giving way to delicate prairie dresses and ruffled tops.
There were also herringbone suits -- long jackets worn with cropped trousers, green velvet ensembles and prints, floral or cow skin-like, on tops, dresses and outerwear.
Adding to the natural theme, models wore headscarves and light makeup.
Chung's color palette consisted of earthy and dark tones: navy, green, yellow, pale brown, black and white.
Accessories included studded collars, extra long colorful knit scarves, ankle bracelets, platform shoes and wedge sandals decorated with bows and wrapped around the ankle.
(Production: Jayson Mansaray, Will Russell, Ella Wilks-Harper)