For those who fear that the pressure of commerciality has dulled some of London’s creative sparkle, just look to Simone Rocha for proof to the contrary. Her subversive avant guard collections have made her a firm favourite in just five years and this season only serves to strengthen her position as a shining light of creativity. A trip to Japan served as inspiration to the collection, with fertile green forests jostling with gritty sake bars as the main source of inspiration. Ethereal prettiness was grounded by tough touches; a tulle dress tied up with plastic cording here and a jacquard dress paired with heavy patent brogues there. Feminine but also overtly sexual, this was a collection of contradictions which once again triumphed.