"It's the story of women, women who don't need men," says Guy Laroche's designer Marcel Marongiu of his brash, even kinky offering. With this mantra, the Franco-Swedish designer explored a whole new terrain this season. See-through lingerie shifts, rock-and-roll leather and even fierce bondage straps moved on quite dramatically from the classical codes of the house. The sumptuous evening wear was still here though, in shocking pink and purple silk gowns, and several looks in blinding navy rhinestone. He cited the style of Jimi Hendrix and Prince as inspirations — seen in the revealing sexuality of exposed nipples. There were some great statement bombers, another nod to the fall trend: coats as the new accessory.