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London Fashion Week: Brilliant!

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    London Fashion Week marches on with pioneering young designers, as well as fashion's heavy hitters upholding their reign with transcendent Spring collections.

    Burberry Prorsum's Christopher Bailey hosted a boldface front row, and streamed live video online, for an invigorating medley of separates and trenches that interpreted trends (intricate bold shoulders on pastel mini-trenches) and played with fabric construction techiques that are really blowing our minds (distressed gabardine, chiffon, tulle and silk duchesse satin knotted in a million possibilities on short skirts).  Metallics came out in sublime liquid silver pants and a sequined trench.  These were clothes that competed with the star power of Emma Watson (sparkling in a little gold number), Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckam and Mary-Kate Olsen.

    Meanwhile, everyone's been buzzing up a storm across the pond about Christopher Kane's two-faced sexy ginghams and suiting inspired by Nancy Reagan and Lolita; prints at Peter Pilotto and Jonathan Saunders' minimalist, muted neons.  Sienna MIller and sister Savannah produced Twenty8Twelve's latest collection, compelling us to predict redneck chic making a splash for spring.