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The best of British at London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week saw the most romantic collection to date from Alexander McQueen, while Mulberry returned to the catwalk with a new It Bag, the Clifton. We’ve rounded up the best of British runway style, from embellishment, ruffles and embroidery, to oversized coats and military jackets

A patchwork of patterns and textures drawing on creative director, Christopher Bailey’s, love of “musical references”, from Seventies glam-rock shiny metallic lamés and lurex tops to bright sequinned floral mini-dresses and snakeskin detailed outerwear. Burberry 

Burberry, london fashion week

A fairytale meets pirate inspired collection, with military style jackets, ruffle cuffed blouses and tattoo inspired appliqué dresses among designs – all this with a hint of Hendrix. Temperley London 

Temperley London, london fashion week

This collection drew inspiration from Paul Smith himself, revisiting his old design roots with a new stamp. The runway featured traditional paisley patterns alongside new shawl fur collars and gold buttons. Paul Smith

Paul Smith, london fashion week

A romantic collection with soft feminine silhouettes, yet powerful eccentricity. The catwalk featured caped floor-length gowns, chiffon dresses and embroidered eiderdown coats. Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, london fashion week

Amanda Wakeley channelled a modern medieval look with warm, rustic, earthy tones and an emphasis on fur and leather, from luxurious collarless coats to practical mink hooded sweatshirts. Amanda Wakeley 

Amanda Wakeley, london fashion week

Feminine and flattering silhouettes were a common theme throughout the new Fifties Americana inspired Mary Katrantzou collection, along with reimagined Technicolor and glittering embellishments and embroidery. Mary Katrantzou 

Mary Katrantzou, london fashion week

Mulberry’s return to the catwalk revealed a classic colour palette of navy, black, khaki and burgundy, with vivid flashes of pink, cornflower blue and punk yellow.  The new ‘It Bag’, the Clifton, also graced the catwalk. Mulberry

Mulberry, london fashion week

Main image credit: Burberry

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