Peter Jensen is a Danish designer who has quietly settled himself in grimy London, without losing the purity of his Scandinavian roots. Was it his Nordic upbringing that drew him to an ice rink as the perfect venue for a summer show? Whatever that strange doublethink, his show, performed by champion skaters from all over Britain, turned out to be the sweetest offeringall innocent cotton dresses, clear colors, doodle prints, and strategically placed outsize pompoms.
Jensen's apparently teenage models cut up the ice in pristine white shirts, knee-shorts, ticking-striped shrunken blazers, and puffed-sleeve, full-skirted dresses with a frosting of tulle petticoat twirling beneath. There were sundresses and pseudo-grown-up suits in bright fruit-and-veg prints, and a lovely twirl from a lemon chiffon baby doll. The bracing, non-fashiony youth of the performance brought the biggest smiles and loudest applause of the week.