Fashion took a walk on the wild side as an ethical conservation label roared onto the catwalk at London Fashion Week.
Highlights from the Wildlife Works UK show yesterday included a forest green pinafore teamed with a black chiffon blouse, an African print dress in sand and black and luxury silk twinsets in jewel colours.
The label creates its fashion on an 80,000 acre estate in Kenya, which has been set up as a wildlife sanctuary to prevent the loss of endangered species.
The brand, which made its London debut last year, is worn by celebrities including Charlize Theron, Mischa Barton and the Hilton sisters. Prices start from £45.
Models showcase dresses in forest green, black and sand from Wildlife Works
Founded in San Francisco in 1997, the company only produces organic and fair-trade clothing.
A spokesman said: "Wearing the brand says you won't sit quietly by while the last wild things in the last wild places disappear forever."
Meanwhile veteran designer Betty Jackson proved she can still surprise the fashion world. The designer sent a model down the catwalk in a pair of bright vermillion red pants with the face of Henry VIII emblazoned on the front.
As the model sashayed back down the catwalk she revealed a portrait of the tragic Lady Jane Grey on the back.
Betty Jackson designed a pair of bright red pants emblazoned with the faces of Henry VIII and Lady Jane Grey
Hollywood actress Laura Linney and television presenter Davina McCall were among guests at the show that was held at the Natural History Museum.
The designer's catwalk was strewn with brightly patterned rugs, in contrast to the minimalist decor of other shows, and colours were vibrant and clashing.
A ribbed mustard polo neck was worn under a satin black dress, while transparent orange and pink sleeves sprouted from the shoulders of blue, knitted cardigans. Sequins were everywhere, hand-sewn onto tights, headbands, shoes and bodices, and adorning models' cheekbones.
"We wanted unconventional colours, so...the palette was quite broad and odd colours together," Jackson told reporters.
She described her design style as "easy, fabulous and gorgeous."
London Fashion Week opened on February 10 with a champagne reception and closes on February 15 after nearly 60 designers have shown their autumn/winter collection.
One of the most anticipated shows is Vivienne Westwood's return to London after a nine year absence to display her Red Label collection.