Martine Sitbon tapped into fashion’s current love affair with the Swinging Sixties, showing a Mod-inspired collection for Rue du Mail. The designer played with Op Art effects in an opening sequence of monochrome shifts, made from sheer fabric overlaid with patent leather dot and stripe appliqués. Dresses and skirts in crisp white cotton toile, laser-cut to resemble a giant paper doily, added to the naïf, sometimes crafty, feel.

Things got more grown-up when Sitbon moved into floral prints, which looked great. They were spliced and overlaid to increasingly trippy effect, with cellophane flower bibs added for a three-dimensional punch. Dresses and coats in an abstract motif called to mind a sliced mineral and made for a suitably psychedelic finale.

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