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London Fashion Week Fall 2016: The Best Runway Looks


From Alexander McQueen’s homecoming to Johnny Coca’s Mulberry debut, here are the top 10 runway highlights from the Fall 2016 shows at London Fashion Week.

1

J.W. Anderson offered a softer take on studs and leather by adding embellishments like brightly colored ruffles.

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2

This velvety look at Erdem captured the designer’s vision of a glamorous-but-modest young starlet preparing for audition.

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3

Mary Katrantzou had America on her mind this season, adding her trademark bright motifs to classic Western looks like cowboy-style shirts.

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4

The highlight of Sarah Burton’s homecoming show in London for Alexander McQueen was far and away this utterly luxurious blanket coat. The rest of the collection – filled with sheer gowns and surreal talismans and motifs – was of course worth mentioning, too.

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5

Christopher Kane looked to hoarders for inspiration this season, which resulted in a stunningly hodge-podge collection complete with ostrich feathers and Swarovski crystals.

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6

Simone Rocha‘s show at the opulent Lancaster House featured statement pieces one after another, like this sumptuous fur bag and matching coat. Rocha may have had Victorian matrons on mind, but her models looked glamorous with heavy eyeliner and tousled hair.

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7

The main takeaway from Burberry‘s usual London blowout was undeniably Christopher Bailey’s new direct-to-consumer initiative, which meant wearable looks like this one – a shimmery party dress with a practical coat – went on sale immediately at the brand’s Regent Street flagship.

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8

Peter Pilotto was thinking of icy climates this season, showing longer silhouettes on a silvery runway. As usual, though, his eye for color came out in looks like this patterned floor-length dress.

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9

Topshop Unique‘s front row was chock-full of It girls who were no doubt eyeing looks like this vampy velvet dress.

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10

Molly Goddard‘s trademark confections of pastel tulles were dreamy as ever this season, and even more elegant with darker details like black bows and tights.

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11

Johnny Coca’s debut for Mulberry had as many noteworthy accessories as you’d expect, but by no means did that mean the ready-to-wear was forgotten. Mixed in with structured capes and coats were more playful pieces, like this neon jacquard.

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