The Best of London Fashion Week: Burberry, Erdem, Mark Fast, More

From owl prints at Burberry Prorsum, to ladylike dressing at Erdem, here are some of the best looks coming out of London Fashion Week.

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BURBERRY PRORSUM: Christopher Bailey titled his latest Burberry Prorsum collection "Town and Field." The show featured a wonderfully weather-y runway, umbrellas, and -- as this was a Burberry show -- a focus on outerwear and traditional menswear fabrics.
BURBERRY PRORSUM: Bailey played with silhouettes from the 1930s and 1940s, and the owl, from the label's men's show in January, made an appearance.
HENRY HOLLAND: Subdued for a Henry Holland show, but bright nonetheless, this collection was chock full of color-block dresses and zig-zag knits.
HENRY HOLLAND: Holland pushed himself this season past the slogan T-shirts that have become a signature of his, thinking about real clothes.
ISSA: Daniella Issa's star has been on the rise ever since becoming a favorite designer of the Middleton sisters.
ISSA: This season, Issa cited her inspiration as a Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow to Beijing.
MARIOS SCHWAB: Like so many designers did during New York Fashion Week, Marios Schwab cited Marlene Dietrich as the inspiration behind his Fall 2012 collection.
MARIOS SCHWAB: Standouts in the collection were evening dresses featuring sequined sheaths with an overlay of chiffon.
NICOLE FARHI: This Fall 2012 collection marked the 30th anniversary of the Nicole Farhi brand.
NICOLE FARHI: Farhi was inspired by turn-of-the-century Vienna and the French Art Nouveau. This translated into chic, luxurious pieces for everyday.
TOPSHOP UNIQUE: This collection was one of Topshop's strongest in years. It referenced utility dressing and the military.
TOPSHOP UNIQUE: Standout pieces included biker jackets, silk velvet boiler suits and modern knit dresses.
JONATHAN SAUNDERS: There were a mix of influences at Jonathan Saunder's latest show, including equestrian detailing and Japanese photography.
JONATHAN SAUNDERS: Somehow it all worked, and there were more than a few pieces to covet in the collection.
MULBERRY: Mulberry had one of the hottest front rows during London fashion -- one that included Michelle Williams, Lana Del Rey and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery. This Fall collection was inspired by Where the Wild Things Are.
MULBERRY: Of course, this being a Mulberry show, the bags and accessories were front and center. The brand even announced it is naming a bag after Lana Del Rey.
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON: This Fall 2012 collection from one of London's original fashion stars was all about color, embellishments and glamour.
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON: This is Williamson's 15th anniversary in the business, and fittingly there were futuristic touches in the collection.
PETER PILOTTO: Yet another designer who is inspired by the Far East this season, Pilotto cited Japanese light truck vehicles and Chinese opera masks as inspiration.
PETER PILOTTO: His intricate cocktails dresses -- with details like cutouts and beading -- have made the designer one to watch.
ANTONIO BERARDI: Antonio Berardi said he had been looking at the work of rococo sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, which inspired his latest outing.
ANTONIO BERARDI: The designer has become known for cutting clothes to enhance a woman's curves.
ERDEM: Designer Erdem Moralioglu played with the idea of the proper lady this season.
ERDEM: It was the collection's subversive elements that made it interesting -- like rubber embroidered with lace.
CHRISTOPHER KANE: Christopher Kane said he was referencing the movie Cruising, which stars Al Pacino as a serial killer, this season.
CHRISTOPHER KANE: Despite the strange reference point, there were plenty of great pieces in the collection, including this black and violet cocktail frock.
MARK FAST: With Kanye West sitting front row (and rumors abounding that he is collaborating with Fast on his namesake collection), Fast had one of the most buzzed about shows during London Fashion Week.
MARK FAST: The collection featured bandage dresses and lots of knitwear.
MCQ: Alexander McQueen's secondary line McQ took to the catwalk for the first time this season.
MCQ: Creative Director Sarah Burton captured the dark glamour of the McQueen main line. No word yet on how this collection will be priced, though it has long been more affordable than the main line.
MARY KATRANTZOU: Katrantzou has become known for her silhouettes and pattern mixing. This season she said she researched Elizabethan corsetry.
MARY KATRANTZOU: The designer worked with Lesage artisans (renowned for working on Chanel haute couture) this season.
MEADHAM KIRCHOFF: This season, the Meadham Kirchoff collection, designed by Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff, was inspired by club kids.
MEDHAM KIRCHOFF: Jubilant, daring and colorful, the collection exemplified much of what London Fashion Week has become known for in recent years.
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