The 15 looks she created for the collection had been influenced by 1920s-30s dressing, Boardwalk Empire and Coco Chanel. They showed a more mature side to the ideal Van Rees woman, with floor-length dresses and delicate chiffon pieces complemented by 2D cuboid panels, replacing the 3D cubes that were so prevalent in her earlier ranges.
A minimalist all-white top and mid-length skirt combination in look 3.
Wedge heels finished all of the outfits and really brought the looks together.
The varying dimensions of this belt created drama at the waist. They also reminded me of city skylines, with the blocks like skyscrapers.
The models' wispy backcombed hair and red lipstick was one example of the juxtapositions in this show.
Here you can really get a feel for the different textures as they sat alongside each other.
The oil slick effect here worked really well against the chiffon.
As you can see, the setting of the Freemasons' Hall and its dark portraits added that bit more drama.
Multiple panels made up these dresses. The bolero jacket on the right continued the cube-shaped theme.
Just look at those threads. My instant reaction was to connect the diamond pattern to the quilted panelling of a Chanel 2.55 handbag, but also the coloured threads remind me of Bridget Riley paintings.
Pure polished glamour.
This was one of several halterneck pieces, with frayed hems.
The presentation allowed press and bloggers to walk between the models, creating shots like this when us mere mortals were stood alongside the creations.
Wandering around the room gave a great opportunity to see the designs from all angles and in different lights.
The white fraying looked like feathers.
Glossy white vs. multicoloured threads, and high necklines all round.
An open back balanced out the high neckline of this dress.
Simple buns were the order of the day when it came to hair - nothing that would be too distracting.
More of those Bridget Riley-esque threads? Oh go on, then.
Fuzzlayerglossbox shows a definite growth in Hellen Van Rees' work and I'm sure it will be a hit with buyers as well; personally I'd love to see UK stockists introducing her to their customers, so we can show our support.