The very best of London Fashion Week so far

By Penny Goldstone & Sunil Makan
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  • With London Fashion Week in full swing, our fashion team shares the best stuff you need to know about.

    Another season, another completely stop-the-press-drop-dead-dreamy collection from Preen.

    Where to begin, from the stellar cast of models including everyone from Cecilia Chancellor, Yasmin Le Bon, Lily McMenamy to Lindsey Wixson to the stunning looks making their way across the gold runway, the Preen show was perfection.

    In short, think party dressing for the woman that likes to make an entrance, with the most perfect LBD’s that stop at the thigh with cut out detailing to full on maximalism by way of a bold shiny leather trench. And for the accessories, aka the perfect way to finish off the look: black thigh high boots and their golden counterparts that mean business and chunky ear candy that shimmered across the room.

    Margaret Howell, as ever, is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

    A seasonal favourite, the Margaret Howell woman for AW20 is as effortlessly chic as ever. From THE most perfect black trench coat to neat and well proportioned separates in caramel hues, the show was awash with pieces that would fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. And, if borrowing-from-the-boys wasn’t a thing already, sign us up for all the menswear looks for that insoucciantly chic style.

    Rejina Pyo gave us a caramel-hued collection women want to wear

    There is no one quite like Rejina Pyo to make us fall in love with basics. For AW20, the designer elevated the humble camel coat and jumper by painting them in gorgeous shades of coffee and caramel. Dresses and skirts featured touches of metallics, and the whole look at am American retro feel to it that had our pulses racing.

    RIXO joined forces with Christian Lacroix

    This season, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, joined forces with the House of Christian Lacroix to create a dazzling limited edition collection full of gorgeous colours, retro prints and shapes and gems. Each look was styled using vintage Christian Lacroix jewellery and bags loaned from the brand’s Paris archive.

    In an effort to remain sustainable and special, pieces from the latest collection are 1 of 50 globally. The limited-edition capsule will be available to buy the moment it debuts exclusively in-store and online with RIXO and Browns, as well as at Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysees Paris concept store from size XXS (UK6) to XL (UK16).

    Mulberry Launches M Collection during LFW

    The collection is uniquely crafted from an innovative blend of sustainable ECONYL® and cotton sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative. The pieces are sustainable, durable, water-repellent and lightweight jacquard in a navy and beige combination with smooth calf-leather trims in Deep Amber, Crimson and Black. The M Collection is the latest initiative inspired by the brand’s Mulberry Green commitments and demonstrate the creative scope of using responsible materials while upholding Mulberry’s reputation for world class quality.

    Lena Dunham headlined 16Arlington

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    Eagle-eyed viewers on the 16Arlington FROW this year noticed a very famous face leading the models on the runway, Lena Dunham. The 33-year-old actress and 16Arlington super fan made her runway debut for the brand’s Valentine’s show where all the attendees were given a rose.

    Shrimps went down the royal style route

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    Shrimps went regal this year, not only with actual royals Lady Amelia Windsor and Lady Mary Charteris on the front row, but also on the runway. We’re talking Kate Middleton style headbands, Anastasia inspired muffs, Princess Margaret style sunglasses, Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral style country jackets and evening attire suitable for The Crown.

    Scroll down for some of our favourite looks from all the shows too.

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