PPQ was the perfect show to close Saturday at London fashion week. The dressed-up, dragged-up crowd was primed for a night out, so they weren't going to be picky about fashion nuances like fabric and fit. Not important when Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker have cornered the market on good-time party dresses, like the strapless black velvet peplumed number with the bordello-worthy gold trim, or the tiered dress with the ruffled neckline that looked like a Zeta-Jones pick for Zorro 2010.
Molyneaux and Parker have an instinct for the suburban femme fatale. She sported gilded talons to go with keyhole necklines, golden harem pants, and leopard-print Lurex. And when the mercury drops, she'll be wearing a parka trimmed with a huge swath of fur—black, of course, unless she makes an exception for the gold leather trench. Otherwise, the PPQ finale looked like a parade of pretty mourners at a rock 'n' roll funeral.