Combining the best of Britain's creative energy with a self-assured sense of control, Markus Lupfer is fast becoming one of London's most important designers.

Relying on precise tailoring and a stunning sense of color, Lupfer brought to life classic wardrobe staples and gave them a modern, subtly edgy twist. Simple turtlenecks and crewnecks in primary yellow, red and blue looked fresh and youthful with ribbon-front, pleated and layered skirts; masculine jackets were softened with draped lapels then paired with flat-front trousers; cocktail dresses relied only on a slight side cinch for a shot of swagger. Lupfer's fitted corduroy jeans and body-conscious bomber jackets were full of attitude, but his shiny, printed shift dresses looked sweet and elegant. Accessories included bright, see-through plastic belts that neatly tied together his structured looks.