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    London Fashion Week AW16

    With London Fashion Week being the epicentre for designers showcasing their collections last week, here’s a look at what AW16 had to offer.

    Alexander McQueen

    After 14 years of presenting at Paris fashion week, Sarah Burton finally brought Alexander McQueen home and introduced the ‘Sleepwalking’ collection. The butterfly prints and textured Victorian-esque style delivered a wearable gothic feel to the catwalk.

     Alice Archer 

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    This newcomer created a timeless evening wear collection by showcasing beautifully embroidered floral patterns, inspired by oil painting.

    Ashish 

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    Rainbow afros and sequin bling ruled the runway with this 70’s inspired diva collection. The ‘King Of Sequins’ range was inspired by a box of crayons, how cray-ative!

    Charlotte Olympia 

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    Her first catwalk was a crowd pleaser. Known for her trademark – Black Cat pumps, this newbie sported her ‘The Girl Who Fell To Earth’ collection, which mixed intergalactic accessories with a classic, vintage, powder room style.

     Chris Raeburn 

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    Usually known for creating menswear out of surplus garments, this utilitarian outdoor clothes designer has delved into womenswear and produced an urbanised feminine collection.

     Gareth Pugh 

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    Gareth Pugh refined modern luxury and created structured wearable garments with precise tailoring with primped and proper 40’s hair style.  Tights were cleverly used to create a full cheek appearance on the models.

    Giles 

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    With a recent movement from every day wear to couture, Giles Deacon brought fabulously delicate evening wear to the AW collection. The feathers add a feeling of weightlessness with the delicate movement connecting to femininity.

    Manuel Facchini

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    This Gothic rock feel boasts elegant laser cuts and hints of skin mixed with fierce eye make up. The monochrome and geometric style leather pulls together the collection.

    Marques D’Almeida 

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    Marques D’Almeida stormed the runway with this riot of colour. Frayed fluted hems, over sized outer wear with a sporty edge were the staple elements of this playful collection.

    Rejina Pyo

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    This clean crisp style combined origami structures and functionality to create architectural designs. Balancing materials and cuts with flashes of metallic created unique pieces.

    Shrimps

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    All eyes were on Shrimps with their recognisable cartoon print. The faux fur and bold aesthetics prize a girly 80’s vibe.

    Sophia Webster 

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    This Tim Burton- BeetleJuice inspired collection, played a heavy gothic feel with butterfly prints and psychedelic colours. Shift and lace fabric softened the look and brought fairytale to fashion.

     Xaio Li 

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    Xaio Li closed the show with curvature designs inspired by the melting clock in Salvidore Dali’s surrealistic painting ‘The Persistence of Memory’. The limited palette choice created a minimalistic collection with the added use of texture to create depth within the pieces.


     

    This years show has brought an array of new talent and showcased reinvented classic designs. Who was your favourite designer? Comment below or let us know on Facebook or Twitter .

     

     

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