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From Burberry to Alexander McQueen, this season saw the usual favourites, as well as new names, show at London Fashion Week. We’ve selected the cream of the crop for Autumn-Winter 16.
 

Image - Barbara Casasola

Barbara Casasola
Barbara Casasola presented a collection with a stripped back, incredibly minimal aesthetic that put the focus on the female body. The Brazilian designer opted for a neutral colour palette, with a small interjection of acid yellow, as she brought together sensual, sheer pieces and tailoring.


Christopher Kane 

Christopher Kane
Plastic rain caps were a recurring item throughout the Christopher Kane show: the designer paired them with bright prints, flowing dresses as well as heavy winter coats. Garments were adorned with dangling pins, the confirmation of an emerging trend for Autumn-Winter ‘16, as well as floral details. 
 


​McQueen

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen made a triumphant return to LFW, with the label’s first London show in 14 years. Dark, yet incredibly feminine pieces were adorned with copious amounts of jewellery. Shifting from structural leather pieces to delicate lace dresses, the collection played off the extremes of femininity against each other. 
 

AF Vandevorst
McQueen wasn’t the only label to make a fresh appearance on the schedule: AF Vandevorst also chose to show at London Fashion Week this season. The collection was dark and moody, combining diverse styles and references from denim through to corsets.  


Mulberry

Mulberry
Johnny Coca presented his debut show as Mulberry’s new creative director. Keen to really stress the brand’s British roots, he took inspiration from a key British cultural figure, the writer William Shakespeare. Aside from the varied selection of bags and shoes, outerwear was one of the collection’s highlights with sleek coats and jackets. 

With the last few London Fashion Week shows now over, the fashion industry now has its eyes trained on Milan.