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London Fashion Week showcases Versus, Jasper Conran

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Model Winnie Harlow displays a design by Matty Bovan for Fashion East during the Autumn/Winter 2017 show, part of London Fashion Week show, in London, Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Model Winnie Harlow displays a design by Matty Bovan for Fashion East during the Autumn/Winter 2017 show, part of London Fashion Week show, in London, Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The British capital's fashion extravaganza has kicked up a notch with shows by Jasper Conran and other designers.

A model displays a design by Matty Bovan for Fashion East during the Autumn/Winter 2017 show, part of London Fashion Week show, in London, Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP) © The Associated Press A model displays a design by Matty Bovan for Fashion East during the Autumn/Winter 2017 show, part of London Fashion Week show, in London, Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)

London Fashion Week is on its second day, with Saturday's womenswear previews for fall and winter including latest designs by Gareth Pugh, Emilia Wickstead, Simone Rocha and Italian designer Donatella Versace's Versus line.

A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

GREEN IS THE WORD FOR JASPER CONRAN

A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Conran's look this year was built around what he called "everyday pieces" — vests, skirts, leather dresses — simply cut in evocative colors like purple, mustard, magenta and apple.

A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

The show Saturday at London's Claridge's hotel featured mohair wool tailored in olive, brown and maroon, with outfits set off by tight drainpipe trousers and flat, pointed shoes. There were also oversize parkas, slouchy bags and bondage-style halter tops.

A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Green was a dominant color, with some entirely monochromatic outfits, bags and shoes.

Canadian model Winnie Harlow wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Canadian model Winnie Harlow wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Conran couldn't resist a few leather biker jackets, paired with the slimmest of trousers. His pea coats came in creamy Melton wool.

Canadian model Winnie Harlow wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Canadian model Winnie Harlow wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

At times he was looking for simplicity: a scarlet angora V-neck dress draped beautifully and a khaki cotton shirt dress evoked faraway places.

Canadian model Winnie Harlow wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Canadian model Winnie Harlow wears a creation by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

More complicated looks included a chocolate-fringed sequin dress and a chocolate leather wool grain V-neck dress with applique. He showed no fear, easily blending a red sequin vest with wooly, chocolate-colored trousers.

Models wears creations by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Models wears creations by designer Julien Macdonald during his Autumn/Winter 2017 show, as part of London Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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