The amazing colour scheme represented on the runway recently has been quite overwhelming. Black is definitely not the new black anymore. Thank goodness, as we were beginning to wonder if we'd have to look like we've just come from our own funeral next season too! It's great to see so many collections full of creativity and strong vibrant colours (though far from all shows fit into this description). Veronice Etro, the woman behind Etro, presented a fabulous, strong collection full of whimsy, feminine summer dresses - one of them show below. Another designer, who'd taken the full colour palette into consideration, was Roberto Cavalli. Even Gucci, the fashion house you'd normally associate with safe black, sandy/beige numbers (neutrals basically), had given Frida Giannani the authority to play up the colour combos. Looks like the summer of 2006 should be a pretty bright season.