The pant suit was given a serious shake up this season and man-style lounge suits continued to make an impact on the runway, with luxe velvet used in Christopher Kane and Haider Ackermann's versions. Each designers' use of bold colour - Kane's rich jewel tones and Ackermann's sexy metallics - brought a sense of vibrancy to the humble suit. Here are some other standouts:


At Versace, Donatella's rendition made pin stripes suddenly sexy. Mixed back with canary yellow, the overall effect was a little rock 'n' roll and a lot '80s redux.

Louis Vuitton

Cropped pants and long-line blazers at Louis Vuitton were modern and minimal. When teamed with a turtleneck and accessorised with a hard metal box bag, it was a lesson in chic simplicity.


At Gucci, androgynous-looking models strode the runway in relaxed, man-style suiting. Pussy-bow blouses and ruffled neck ties referenced the general '70s sentiment that dominated many of the A/W collections.

Christopher Kane

Velvet suiting popped, thanks to use of vibrant colours at Christopher Kane. The effect was modern and luxurious.

Haider Ackerman

Haider Ackermann's low-slung lounge pants and long-line blazers in rich velvet felt relaxed, modern and sexy.

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent's combination of cigarette pants, a cropped blazer and borrowed-from-the-boy tie and braces was what we'd call grown-up  rock n' roll.