The Best of London Fashion Week

All the top looks from London's most fashionable week, from Erdem to Burberry.

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The Burberry Spring 2012 runway at London Fashion Week.
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BURBERRY PRORSUM
nChristopher Bailey presented a vibrant, tribal-inspired spring collection that had those present -- both in person and around the world via live-feed -- giddy. Stand-outs were prints, crafty embellishment and updated parkas, and of course, trenches.
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CHRISTOPHER KANE
nThe designer spun a mood for spring that's both lovely and intense. Case in point: sequin-trimmed floral applique work inspired by peeling wallpaper.
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ERDEM
nErdem Moralioglu's spring collection is anchored by his signature florals, but with subtly sensual, slightly undone undertones.
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GILES
nGiles Deacon, who just recently departed Ungaro, focused on various swan inspirations for his namesake spring line. The palette was silver with splashes of red, and wild textures fluctuated between laser-cut fringe and piles of plumes.
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HOUSE OF HOLLAND
nA quintessential British punk vibe shone through on tough-edge, boyish separates and mildly wild dresses, but with sweet notes like cloud prints and flirty skirts.
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ISSA
nThe favorite of Duchess Catherine, under its new it-girl investor Camilla Al Fayed, turned out a satisfying array of beach-happy bathing suits and party dresses in hues inspired by designer Daniella Issa Helayel's native Rio.
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JONATHAN SAUNDERS
nPlaying with ladylike shapes and shades and contrasting slouchy, boyish accents, Saunders cited South Beach and a certain Valley of the Dolls damsel as his muses.
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KINDER AGGUGINI
nSome models rocked pink hair, while others walked out with books on their head in a charm-school riff. The mood was girly and punk, all at once.
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LOUISE GRAY
nBeneath the fun and games of Louse Gray's fantastical clashing prints and zany silhouettes are desirable details and, stripped down, wearable dresses and separates.
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MARK FAST
nMark Fast masterfully steps up his knitwear prowess with such stunning get-ups as a crocheted evening gown with cascades of fringe.
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MATTHEW WILLIAMSON
nHaving made his name on prints, Matthew Williamson continues to do what he does best for spring, but with nicely structured pieces to temper the boho vibe.
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PAUL SMITH
nAmong the smart trousers and preppy standards at Paul Smith, printed blouses in a slightly over-sized silhouette are a standout.
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PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND
nDesigner Alistair Carr debuted his first full collection for the venerable knitwear brand, and succeeded. His fresh hand introduced bias cuts and unexpected back buttons, as well as solid classic styles to boot.
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SASS & BIDE
nFans of Sass & Bide's penchant for print-clashing bonanzas won't be disappointed, but the spring collection marks a toned-down effort for the label.
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TEMPERLEY LONDON
nAlice Temperley scored London Fashion Week's celebrity get, with Pippa Middleton sitting front row for the show. What she saw: dark glamour reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface in gowns and a few hot pants.
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