By  on February 19, 2008

From pleated blouses and pencil skirts to sweater dresses with overscaled cables, London fashion had its discreet — and indiscreet — charms.

Graeme Black: Graeme Black's runway debut for his own line was inspired by the designs of William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Black, who spent years working behind the scenes at Armani and Ferragamo, sent out a trunkful of great-looking tailored pieces, including tartan pencil skirts in muted tones, fitted crocodile jackets, alligator waistcoats and gray tweeds shot through with small squares of cobalt blue. But it wasn't all about strict silhouettes: There were also pleated jersey dresses and dove gray ruffle-front organza blouses worn over matching wool skirts.

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