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London Fashion Week Wrap-Up

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And so the fashion pilgrimage continues. This week it was a post-Brexit London that stepped up to the global stage and showed us all it was just as cosmopolitan and relevant as ever. Sophisticated, luxurious and visionary, LFW2016 took us on an adventure through time. Taking the 'old' and reimagining it for the future, the following David Jones designers created collections that captured strong elements of human history.

These are the designers you need to keep your eyes on. The work they are doing is not only beautiful, it tells a story; it's the type of work you want to have in your wardrobe so you can wear it time and time again. 

Here are our top picks:

ERDEM
London Fashion Week Erdem Erdem | GettyImages

Designer Erdem Moralioglu's inspiration for the 2017 collection came from a recent discovery of a 17th century dress which belonged to Jean Kerr, lady in waiting to Queen Henrietta Maria.

The collection, which was shown against a backdrop reminiscent of a romanticists shipwreck (think Tarzan’s parents shipwrecked in Africa) showed Moralioglu's post-modern take on Baroque-era fashion. Edgy yet classic, the collection captured perfectly the dichotomy of the city it was showing in. Like London, Moralioglu blurred the lines between the old and the very new.

Shop the current ERDEM collection

MARY KATRANZOU

London Fashion Week MK Mary Katranzou

If the Erdem collection took us back to the time of the Scientific Revolution, then Mary Katranzou went Athenian, taking inspiration from Ancient Greek imagery and mixing it with a drop of the 60s for psychedelic effect.

Bold and colourful, the collection almost felt like an optical illusion - a kaleidoscope of garments that showed Katranzou's willingness to push boundaries.

Not one to usually focus so heavily on a theme, the Grecian inspired designs resulted in an inspirational and unique show. 

Shop the current MARY KATRANZOU collection 

PAUL SMITH

London Fashion Week PS Paul Smith | Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

British designer Sir Paul Smith is known for his eclectic designs and modern cuts. His LFW collection however took us on a slightly different journey to what we are used to. Pastoral and bright, the collection mixed edgy masculine lines with beautiful florals and billowy dresses.

Perhaps a shout-out to that oh so famous Victorian country-side, this collection showcased the historical and artistic motifs that influence Smith's designs.

Shop the current PAUL SMITH collection