September 15, 2008 London
That was a good place to start for a line that needs to appeal to women professionals rather than to a closed claque of fashion fiends. Herz brought a fresh air to Aquascutum's outerwear, turning out trenches in parachute silk. Vertical pleats and the odd floating panel, meanwhile, broke up the symmetry of sheaths. Although he loves to manipulate fabric and print, Herz is probably most innovative when he keeps things simple. On that score, it was a long, lean, incredibly elegant jersey pantsuit that looked newest and most convincingly aimed at his target audience.