Fashion Mode is a brilliant initiative which supports and mentors three new designers each year, giving them access to experts in the fashion industry and a platform to showcase their work as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout. This season they worked with Carlotta Actis Barone, James Hillman and Florian Jayet, but I'm going to focus on Florian's work as it most suited my tastes and seemed the most accomplished of the three. Perhaps it's because Florian started out as a scientist like me before transforming into a fashionisto that I feel a connection to his work - or more likely, it's because his cocoon-like tailoring is gorgeous, reflecting the time he spent working for Alexander McQueen and the haute couture brand Eymeric Francois. I loved the simplicity of the dresses worn bare except for a padded surface texture as decoration and the exaggerated black leather fetish harness. The high collars and stiff, robotic shoulders are - yes, futuristic - but also elegant and beautiful. I also enjoyed the insectoid hairdos complete with metal pincers... Bravo, let's see more of Florian's work next season!