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Thursday, September 23, 1999 Published at 10:09 GMT 11:09 UK


Entertainment

Scary puts spice into fashion



Scary Spice Melanie G put on a frighteningly good performance as a catwalk model on the second full day at London Fashion Week. She stepped out to model the designs of her friend Julien MacDonald - known as the Welsh knitting wizard. Meanwhile, shows from Jasper Conran, Liberty and John Rocha also went down well.


[ image: Mel G steps out in support of friend MacDonald]
Mel G steps out in support of friend MacDonald


[ image: Mel G with Julien MacDonald and supermodel Kate Moss]
Mel G with Julien MacDonald and supermodel Kate Moss


Jasper Conran is one of London's most respected, award-winning designers whose feminine tailoring has charmed women since he set out in 1978.
[ image: Conran called his new collection
Conran called his new collection "wearable and sophisticated"



[ image: Some thought Conran's lack of colour was too  conservative]
Some thought Conran's lack of colour was too conservative


[ image: Conran said he was interested in stark contrasts with the flesh]
Conran said he was interested in stark contrasts with the flesh


[ image: Some colour did creep in, although the cut remained classic]
Some colour did creep in, although the cut remained classic


[ image: Lace was a strong feature of Conran's collection]
Lace was a strong feature of Conran's collection


[ image: Critics compared his classic cuts to Yves St-Laurent]
Critics compared his classic cuts to Yves St-Laurent


Robert Cary-Williams shocks and amuses with moulded leather, military influences and destroyed or reconstructed garments - here modelled by Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. His company began in 1998.
[ image: Cary-Williams enrolled the star quality of Naomi Campbell]
Cary-Williams enrolled the star quality of Naomi Campbell


[ image: Naomi was radiant in sunshine yellow]
Naomi was radiant in sunshine yellow


[ image: Kate Moss helped show off the collection to its full advantage]
Kate Moss helped show off the collection to its full advantage


Liberty has been synonymous with London's fashionable since 1875. It celebrates the new millennium with its first runway collection.
[ image: Liberty clothes are reverred for the quality of their textiles ....]
Liberty clothes are reverred for the quality of their textiles ....


[ image:  .... and colours]
.... and colours


John Rocha has built an international name for himself since starting out in 1980. His reputation comes from immaculate tailoring, creative knitwear and hand-painted or embroidered pieces.
[ image: Rocha's fabrics are so light they are barely there]
Rocha's fabrics are so light they are barely there


[ image: Hong Kong born Rocha is inspired by his cultural influences]
Hong Kong born Rocha is inspired by his cultural influences










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