Looking back at trends that rocked London Fashion Week

(THE PICKET)—After five days of fashion shows, London Fashion Week is officially over.

Although the days flew by, we take with us fashion masterpieces that will last a lifetime.

Sunday night, Mary Katrantzou introduced her spring 2016 collection in sections.

The first section started the show with a gypsy inspired theme. The designer told Vogue online that she wanted the first section to be “embellished and light,” which flowed with the colorful, beaded and sequined gowns.

The second section of Katrantzou’s collection was cool colored cocktail dresses in quilting fabric with ruffled sides. She told Vogue that this section was about the volume, construction and quilting.

In the third section of her collection, Katrantzou focused on business wear. The models wore black pantsuits, pencil skirts and tight fitting dresses with shiny accents to achieve the tailored look.

The following morning, Erdem took the runway to display a collection you would only find during fashion week.

The Canadian native created a romantic dress collection out of Victorian style ankle dresses with sleeves and high necklines printed with 70s flower child designs and ruffles.

Erdem set the mood with a dark theatre and a runway set like an old time railway station. The catwalk was divided in two by train tracks down the middle.

Following the Erdem show, Christopher Kane introduced his spring 2016 collection with a “car crash” theme. The show, which Kane called “Crash and Repair,” featured neon colors with holes in most of his designs. Neon lace, ruffles, blazer dresses and spray paint prints were among the designs.

Kane decorated every model on his runway in at least one cable tie to complete the look. Some models wore their hair tied back with a cable tie, where others wore them as necklaces, and others wore them to hold their clothing together.

The Burberry Prorsum show, a personal favorite, closed London Fashion Week the right way Monday afternoon.

Christopher Bailey, the chief creative and chief executive officer of Burberry, took the show to a level we’ve yet to see in any fashion week so far.

Bailey held the show in Hyde Park, a popular summer concert location. Under the tent sat hundreds of Burberry fans around the runway, which circled an orchestra pit to accompany the English singer, Alison Moyet.

The models were dressed in military inspired designs with silk dresses, monogrammed backpacks and military jackets.

With the end of London Fashion Week comes the start of Milan Fashion Week, so check back for updates as Milan Fashion Week unfolds.

Hayley Butler is a staff writer for The Picket. She can be reached at hbutle01@rams.shepherd.edu or followed on Twitter @haybutler

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