LONDON (AP) -- Glittering hip pads, gorgeous furs and shiny gold dresses were the name of the game on London Fashion Week's first full day Saturday.
Basso & Brooke lit up the catwalk at London's Victoria House with bright colors, eclectic patterns and eye-catching prints, while designer John Rocha went for a slightly more conservative look with clean black dresses accented with the hip pads, collars and fur headpieces.
Rocha drew on traditional tweeds and furs for his modern-cut suits and hats — Basso & Brooke splashed out with bright tropical prints.
The fur and fancy designs didn't seem to be making much of a concession to Britain's contracting economy. But while both shows were packed, there were credit crunch worries among exhibitors of accessories and other fashion-related goodies at the event's headquarters at the Museum of Natural History.
"The traffic seems to be a bit slow," said Danny Bitran, vice president of Nahuiollin, a company that sells colorful bags made in Mexico.
Ninfa Grazzini, director of jewelry company Assya that also has a shop in London's chic Notting Hill, said Saturday was disappointing. "I haven't seen a lot of buyers," she said.
The British capital is celebrating its 25th fashion week, which will also includes catwalk shows by Vivienne Westwood, Luella Bartley and Twenty8Twelve, the design label started by actress Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah Miller.
Associated Press Writer Danica Kirka contributed to this report