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LONDON FASHION WEEK F/W 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

London Fashion Week always brings a fresh outlook and edgy take on style as we know it. This season's ready-to-wear collections were creative and cool, bringing new trends to the forefront of the fashion world. Big at London Fashion Week was a technical take on style, coined with the term "fash-tech." Venues, shows, and garments alike were…

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Sarah Burton's newest collection for Alexander McQueen was a feminine dream with delicate ruffles, sheer knits, detailed embroidery and a ethereal touch. For Burton, the collection was opposite of the tough, punk, edginess for which McQueen was once known. Though a bit of darkness, beauty, and detailing remains, the pieces flowed off the body with…

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BURBERRY – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Burberry's newest collection held some of Christopher Bailey's signature trends: military inspired outerwear, rock 'n' roll details, and an aspect of refined British glam. The coats in hues of deep navy and army green had big gold buttons, wide collars, and red and gold stitching, similar to the mens trends seen on Burberry's runway a…

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GARETH PUGH – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

In a tribute to skirt suits, power dressing, and a strong woman, Gareth Pugh created a runway that was patriotic, powerful, and fun. Shown on February 21 and attended by French ballet star Marie-Agnès Gillot at the Grand Temple of Freemasons Hall, Pugh debuted a collection that was reminiscent of the eighties, yet with a modern flair.…

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HOUSE OF HOLLAND – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The House of Holland fall/winter collection shown on February 20th looked ready to head from the runway to the dance floor. Inspired by the chic fashion and carefree lifestyle of the 20s and 70s, designer Henry Holland created dresses for the party girls. In bright reddish-orange hues and baby blue, looks were complimented by lace adding…

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JULIEN MACDONALD – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Julien MacDonald's Fall 2016 collection show at London Fashion Week was nothing short of glamorous on February 20th at London's One Mayfair. What used to be a 19th century church, transformed into a a high fashion runway. Beginning with a plunging neckline shimmery dress, the tone was set for the rest of the show. Both…

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JW ANDERSON – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

On a runway so thin that the spectators were nearly touching the models, JW Anderson debuted a collection of highly structured and cooly unique dresses and top-bottom combos. For the most interesting of ladies at the cocktail party, the frocks were layered with sharp ruffles, zipped up collars, and three-dimensional accessories. In contrasting colors, all the garments had…

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MARY KATRANTZOU – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Mary Katrantzou's silver runway reflected like the sunlight hitting the ocean on February 21st. Models donned a mix of prints, textures, and styles to create an eclectic collection that was both fun and unique. With a Western theme and Dolly Parton on the sound system, Katrantzou took that cheeky flair to a modern state. Many models…

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MULBERRY – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

The fall/winter 2016 Mulberry collection combines both street sense and street style in a completely wearable, yet also trendy line. Creative director Johnny Coca created coats and capes were created in wool fabric with military accents. Colored in classic navy, olive and plum, with silver detailing, the outerwear was very British. The tailoring was done to…

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PAM HOGG – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Spikes, leather, and stars flooded the runway during Pam Hogg's Fall 2016 show on February 19th. The glam rock vibe not only was felt with the clothes, but the models also wore a dark smokey eye with a paler face. A few of Hogg's dresses mimicked an old fashioned, hoop skirt with a witchy feel.…

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PETER PILOTTO – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Peter Pilotto designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos were inspired by winter landscapes for their fall/winter 2016 collection. Shown on February 22, the looks were in icy tones of blues, purples and grays. Embroidered details played a huge role in this collection, adding to the heavy textures and chilly colors. Calf grazing skirts with detailed patterns and…

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PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 RUNWAY SHOW

On Sunday at London Fashion Week, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi sent a flock of glamorous model magpies down the runway. Preen FW16 featured multi-layered floral looks that included bustier dresses, frilly blouses, plaid coats, and lace-up boots to channel the “poetry groupie,” a muse that Thornton described as “a bit like a rock-star groupie,…

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SIMONE ROCHA – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Simone Rocha was inspired by the recent birth of her daughter to create her Fall 2016 collection which showed on February 20th during London Fashion Week. Her "matrons" depicted a Victorian Gothic style reminiscent of a nurse in a hospital. Many of the pieces included a gauze apron over a dress of a classic tweed…

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TEMPERLEY – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Alice Temperley's latest collection was a bit lost at sea but still provided her devoted fans with a number of swoon-worthy pieces. On February 21st, at London Fashion Week, she sent a varied lineup of separates and evening gowns down the runway.  Inspired by “a very young and fresh mermaid who goes a little bit dark and pirate-like”…

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TOPSHOP UNIQUE – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Jourdan Dunn, Lara Stone, Karlie Kloss, Lucky Blue Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Lottie Moss, and other front row seaters at Topshop Unique’s F/W 16 fashion show were given first view of a casually cool collection. Party dresses, outerwear, and separates were shown in a neutral grey, cream, and black palette with a few pops of fuchsia…

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL – LONDON – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Vivienne Westwood's newest collection was a mashup of patchwork fabrics, multi-colored ensembles, and boyish features. Inspired by Italian artists Donatello and El Greco for their marble draping and colors respectively, Westwood brought both to the forefront of her line. With loosely structured blazers and flouncy hemlines, the pieces were filled with movement. Most aggressive for Westwood was the…

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“MISSONI, ART, COLOUR” @ LONDON FASHION AND TEXTILE MUSEUM – MAY 6-SEP 4, 2016

"Missoni, Art, Colour" Exhibition London Fashion and Textile Museum 83 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF, United Kingdom May 6, 2016 to September 4, 2016 The London Fashion and Textile Museum has announced an exciting new exhibition titled "Missoni, Art, Colour," in partnership with The Woolmark Company, that will open on May 6, 2016. Organized by…

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FASHION UTOPIAS @ SOMERSET HOUSE – LONDON – FEBRUARY 19 – 23

Fashion Utopias Somerset House, London February 19-23 2016 The British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) will present work by emerging fashion designers from 24 countries in an exhibition entitled ‘Fashion Utopias’ at Somerset House. The exhibition is the fifth edition of the annual International Fashion Showcase (IFS) and forms a key part of…

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