The press shows last week offered a chance to view some of next season’s top-notch collections. Alongside BHS’ dependable ‘occasion’ wear of bridesmaid dresses and boys suits came new offerings in the Duck and Dodge brand for boys and Millie for girls (ages 2-12) of striped jerseys and graphic print dresses layered over tees. Checked hooded jackets for boys and neon party tutus for girls also stood out. If you are looking for a party outfit, New Look promises something ‘stand out’ with hints of animal print and many, many sequined dresses. Everything was very pretty over at Little White Company with rose pink and pale blues, contrasted by all-in ones with shots of red stripes and heart print designs. Petit Bateau has some gems, including star-print shirts in paint pot red and animal prints on long-sleeved collarless dresses. Burnt orange is a key colour. Other highlights included the baby’s blanket and sleeping bag, both in knitted stripes of bilberry, burnt orange, green, cream and blue.