Designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi chose a light-filled wing of the Natural History Museum to host their return to the London show schedule. The location was appropriate, given the python, crocodile and stingray prints that snaked across the duo’s modern yet feminine silhouettes.

High collared, floaty dresses were done in a patchwork of reptilian prints that were spliced against panels of graphic stripes and sheer chiffon. Slipdresses and simple shifts were also crafted in panels of the contrasting patterns. Some of the designers’ stricter silhouettes — such as V-neck shifts or tank tops — nodded to the minimalist trend that Phoebe Philo has pioneered as creative director of Celine. However, Thornton and Bregazzi’s lighter, diaphanous fare offered a fresh, appealing take on a minimal aesthetic.

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