So much for hope, I guess. The pictures from Biba are out, and all it looks like is as if they stuck the spring/summer dresses in a vat of grey dye and threw on a few random coats and jackets. Though I really do think I love that dress, the sleeves are adorable as is the flippy skirt and tie neck, and the shock of yellow in that black suit on the right isn't bad at all, but I just don't feel fired up or even interested in the rest of the collection- the two pictures here are what I thought were the best of the lot. While Marc Jacobs's collection might have sucked as far as the pointy shoulders and collars went (you could use one of his collars as an assault weapon, it was that sharp), at least it was good for the rest (hats, check. Gloves, check. Shoes, check. I'm not a big fan of bags so we can leave those out of the equation). And lovely yummy garnet-reds and purples, it all looked a bit like Prada/Miu Miu SS 2007 but I liked that. I'd wear the dress with the white ruffle at the collar any day. At least Biba's last collection had lovely shoes. This lot just bores me.