fashion   //   September 26, 2009

Fashion Week: London

This year marks the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week – and there is no better way to celebrate a quarter of a century of fabulous fashion than with, well, more fabulous fashion. Check out my favorite collections from across the pond below. Next stop: Milan.

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Only one word is necessary to sum up this collection: the
trench (okay, that’s two). Christopher Bailey brought back the line’s most iconic piece in a big way. Taking a military-inspired approach, Bailey sent shorter trenches in a variety of styles – one with ruffled sleeves, for example – all wrapped with canvas belts down the runway. (Note: a trench coat is a must-have for every girl’s closet.) The camel-colored coat is no longer just a piece of Burberry’s history, it’s a piece of its present and future.

Erdem said is perfectly: “Looking at almost any piece is Erdem Moralioglu’s Spring/Summer Collection is to be drawn into a world of surreally intense color and decoration.” Erdem’s “world” was dominated by florals, namely pansies (what says Spring better than flowers, right?), and lace – lots and lots of it in all the right places.

The Miller duo wowed the London audience with a collection that showed more skin than material. Known as a line with some “edge”, this collection featured many a short-short and micro-mini – not to mention, the bandeau tops. My personal favorite: the distresses denim vests. The models were accessorized with beaded necklaces with a large cross dangling from the ends (Madonna, anyone?) and printed, silk ties were wrapped around their heads.

Pringle of Scotland
For Spring 2010 Pringle stuck with what it does best: knits. Working with a palette of only three colors (white, gray and lemon-lime), Keller sent her models down the catwalk in slinky, gauge dresses, irresistible cable-knit cardigans (you will literally want to take one of these off the runway and wrap yourself in it) and several tiered skirts. I can’t forget to mention the luxe gray boyfriend blazer (yes, this look is here to stay) paired with blush-pink short shorts and white tank. When it comes to Pringle, less really is more.

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