Mood board: For Phoebe Philo fans wondering how they will fill the Céline sized gap in their elegant wardrobes (particularly after today’s news that it will be Riccardo Tisci heading up Burberry), they’ll find a happy home at Lemaire. The label’s offering of elegant, intellectual and utterly timeless clothing has gained a dedicated legion of fans, and for A/W 2018, they are sure to gain many more. This was a collection of tapered tailoring and outerwear (think sweeping A-line mackintoshes, rounded leather jackets and capes), and finely crafted fabrics that drape and swathe the body. Amongst the organic colour palette and multi-layered looks, there was also a smattering of retro print, skirts that delicately tied around the waist, and sporty zip up shirts.

Best in show: A white double-breasted trouser suit was piled up with a shirt and a sporty zip up, and a navy dress which tied at the thigh, was elegant and yet flashed a good dose of leg.

Finishing touches: Layering is integral to the style of the Lemaire woman, and for A/W 2018, full skirts were layered with skinny tapered trousers which unbuttoned at the ankle, and shirts were layered with funnel neck blouses. Necklaces and earrings were made from dangling lengths of chain, and featured surrealist charms like golden hands and tiny funnels.