February 18, 2011 London
And that's where Middleton Mania ends for Helayel. Her muses for this collection, possibly her best ever, have a more sensual and evocative approach to fashion. "It's Giovanna Battaglia meets Andrea Dellal," Helayel said. Both were literally present as well. Battaglia acted as stylist, bringing new refinement via her own quirky sophistication to Helayel's tried-and-true dresses, while Dellal triumphantly closed the show in a backless red column.
Where last season Helayel swore off prints, here they were back in full force, many of them revivals of favorites from the past decade. But the jersey girl pushed her material of choice into new territory, adding a heavier-weight knit fabric that draped nicely in chic skater dresses and cigarette pants. When tailored into a lovely lipstick red fit-and-flare coat, it was royally good.