Topshop Unique Fall 2011@London Fashion Week
Unique by Topshop, the designer line of the popular high street retailer, featured animals - with a whimsical collection of cartoonish, canine-themed clothes.
The theme was 1930s high society glamor mixed with "101 Dalmatians" as models sported high poodle buns, tinsel minidresses, and lashings of fur - both faux, and in brushed mohair and sheepskin.
A bulky, furry white coat with black Dalmatian spots opened the show to a soundtrack of barks, and thereafter the same print was everywhere - on platform ankle boots, bomber jackets, collar trims and clutchbags. Greyhounds and whippets made an appearance too as miniature prints on blouses and shoes.
Oversized marabou arms in camel or black added fun to all-in-one jumpsuits and a crushed velvet dress, and the look was finished with bold art deco style jewelry.
Fashion's best-known editor, Vogue's Anna Wintour attended the show, though it's a mystery what she thought of it - she dashed to the exit through a back door before journalists could reach her.