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- Credit: From left: Temperley London, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith. Images courtesy of Catwalking
- Credit: From left: Antonio Berardi, Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum. Images courtesy of Catwalking
London Fashion Week AW14: The Round-Up
Following suit from a strong season from New York Fashion Week AW14, London set the scene for a veritable style-fest, with star-studded front rows, packed-out shows, delivering the very best of British style.
Taking a stylish jaunt into daywear, Alice Temperley delivered a brilliantly bright and colourful collection, playing with separates, layering and texture, playing into eveningwear with a stunning array of floral appliqué gowns. Another key contender for hottest eveningwear had to be Matthew Williamson with his Seventies-inspired jewel-printed separates and red carpet-worthy chiffon maxi dresses.
Sculpted dresses, figure-defining silhouettes and contrasting textures added a sensual edge to the season at Antonio Berardi, while Christopher Kane once again served up a vast collection with must-have pieces including holographic floral detailing and origami pleated dresses.
A more masculine take on the season, at Paul Smith, the aesthetic was mesmerisingly mannish with striped silk pyjamas and paisley-printed separates inspired by wallpaper and tapestries, while a feminine edge came in pretty pink and purple damask jacquard details.
And with a star-studded front row that included Bradley Cooper and Harry Styles, the buzz at Burberry Prorsum was palpable as ever. But Christopher Bailey rose to the occasion in sublime style. A parade of painted trench coats opened the show with beautiful autumnal leaf patterns, leading on to sheepskin jackets and diaphanous dresses.
See all the key looks from the designers showcasing at London Fashion Week in our AW14 Show Reports