Fashion Week’s going mad for 1950s Mad Men

LONDON Fashion Week (17–22 September) got underway this weekend with more than a nod to 1950s Mad Men style.

Channelling the popular programme’s signature look, Jasper Conran yesterday revealed models with the nipped in waists and prim cardigans beloved of the show’s Betty Draper.

Another era – the 1970s – was also in evidence, with flared trousers and handkerchief hems on the catwalk.

Sienna Miller and her sister Savanah made their debut on Saturday with label Twenty8Twelve, appearing to turn to Joni Mitchell for inspiration, with dresses puffed out with colourful petticoats, bib cut denim tops and all-in-one playsuits that had a world traveller feel.

Meanwhile Henry Holland’s line seemed to find inspiration from 1970s New York and the Topshop Unique line had all the hallmarks of ’70s folk style but with a coating of glam rock.