London Fashion Week Wrap Up: Designers

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If you’re interested in fashion in anyway shape or form or follow various celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Millie Mackintosh and Nick Grimshaw online then you will be aware that London Fashion Week has just happened. This season has seen a lot of changes, with Burberry live streaming their show on twitter along with links to shop the runway straight away and lots of designers showing androgynous looks such as Nottingham native Paul Smith as well as many designers combining menswear and womenswear collections.

So here are some of best the looks seen on the London catwalk…

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Beginning with a London classic, Temperley London showed a feminine collection. Heavy on patterns and ruffles with a mix of light and weighty fabrics but unified by the colour scheme, Temperley’s collection was true to the designer and was both autumn AND winter.

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Julien Macdonald’s collection was edgy, clean cut and in some cases heavily embellished with studs and fringe, giving a new vibe to the designers often uber glam looks. With risqué cuts and and necklines, Macdonalds’s catwalk was stunning and party ready.

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Emilio De La Morena’s theme was obviously inspired by both lace and the idea of masquerade, with all models donning masks to strut down the catwalk. Like MacDonald, the colour scheme was dark and edgy. Heavy draping heightened the dramatic show and enhanced the masquerade theme and avant grade vibe.

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Peter Pilotto showed a collection inspired by Nordic symbolism and arctic tundras seen in pastel blues and pinks. Trends such as ruffles and sheer patches seen in others shows were seen on Pilotto’s; also adding a summery and light edge to the otherwise wintery collection.

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As stated in the intro, Burberry live streamed their catwalk so many of you probably saw it. However, if you did not here’s the 411. Coats were the biggest piece on the Burberry catwalk from cashmere to shearling. As well as the multiple coats and trench coats, party wear was also common with sequinned dresses and fringed mini’s populating the catwalk as well as tuxedo-esque pieces and flare trousers.

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McQueen’s collection was a dark fairytale with a contrasting pink and black colour scheme and lust sheer fabrics dominating the magical catwalk. Burton described this seasons McQueen woman to be “a night-time creature who drifts between dream and reality” and that is definitely delivered. From the fur to the flower crowns and everything in between, the McQueen catwalk oozed couture and red carpet vibes.

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From one set of butterflies to another, shoe queen Sophia Webster bought the classic emblem back in new and creative ways, popping shoes and clutches in metallic shades and built into the heels acting as wings for the wearer. Florals were also dominating Webster’s showcase in neutral tones on heels, boots and miniature kids shoes And of course, there was a lot of glitter.

By Amy Cooper