LFW Fall 2013: Our Favorite Shows

London Fashion Week may fly by faster than the other legs of Fashion Month do—it's only five days long, after all—but that doesn't mean it makes less of an impact on the industry at large. In fact, some of the most exciting young designers around show in the UK—and their collections continue to wow us season after season. Click through to learn which labels caught the Lucky web team's fancy at the London shows—and why we loved 'em!

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Simone Rocha

"I'm pretty sure Simone's my soul sister—her girly-meets-quirky aesthetic is totally in line with mine. She opened with peachy-pink coats and dresses I'd love to have hanging in my own closet, quickly moving into sheer lace looks and tougher-feeling pieces in patent and leopard-spotted faux fur. The flouncy A-line skirts gathered at one hip were a highlight." - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

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Simone Rocha


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Simone Rocha


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Antonio Berardi

"He's most known for his red carpet gowns, and the cape-y, bedazzled one will probably end up on Beyoncé or Cate Blanchett or someone equally powerful sometime soon. But what I really liked were the daytime pieces, like the emerald green pencil skirt with very flattering piping and the royal blue shift with the pleated hem. Unassuming, but pretty fabulous, too." - Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer

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Antonio Berardi


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Antonio Berardi


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Mary Katrantzou

"Everybody has come to expect wild prints, loud colors and some pretty sophisticated construction from Mary Katrantzou. She certainly did all those things this season, but in a more restrained and refined manner. The prints were there, but more subtle and the color palette was deeper but still rich. All in all, it was the usual tour de force." - John Jannuzzi, Contributing Digital Editor

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Mary Katrantzou


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Erdem

"It's only halfway through Fashion Month and I've already seen more black and navy collections than I can count. Erdem Moralioglu also went for this dark motif, but his collection still managed to inspire. In addition to his signature garden prints (which are always a delight even when shown in a darker hue), my favorite looks were those that featured sequins and feathers—sometimes even together. It's not often that this combo appears delicate and cool, rather than tacky and Vegas-showgirl-like." - Sarah Ferguson, Assistant Digital Producer

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Erdem


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Peter Pilotto

"While the sporty shapes, surf culture colors and razor-sharp shoulders pack a lot of power, there's also a little something sensual about this collection. I love how the femininity is subtly mixed in—a see-through flower pencil skirt below a heavy black and white bolero, sexy slit skirts paired with voluminous turtlenecks, curving digital prints that accentuate an hourglass form." - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

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Peter Pilotto


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Christopher Kane

"Kane proved he's got the talent to match his new PPR backing with this outstanding collection. I especially loved the blue-and-silver camo pieces and the exquisite flower-appliquéd party dresses. As for those lighter-than-air-looking looped lace looks? They're daringly sheer, sure—but I bet you they'll start making the red carpet rounds before long." - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

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Christopher Kane


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J.W. Anderson

"J.W. Anderson's silhouettes were crazy this season: cape-turtleneck combos, boxy hospital gowns, a lot of what-the-what hybrids in between. I love that. The collection was so head-turning, but it was all about the proportion play, not gimmicky accessories or in-your-face fabric. Just really, really creative construction." - Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer

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Meadham Kirchhoff

"London is home to the most creative young designers in the world. Of all of them, I usually find Meadham Kirchhoff the most interesting. This was a little more serious than the label's past collections, but perhaps that's because they're finding their footing. The black and white looks were punctuated well by textures and patterns. And of course, the shoes were crazy, as usual." - John Jannuzzi, Contributing Digital Editor

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Meadham Kirchhoff


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Burberry Prorsum

"What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good trench coat. And Burberry sent more than a dozen great ones down the runway." - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

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Mulberry

"This collection brought to light how boring my fitted, black and otherwise nondescript winter coat truly is. It's clear to me now that a plaid coat in a boxy silhouette is where it's at. I'm also really into the elbow-length leather gloves that were paired with the coats. I've always loved how they're both ladylike and sexy, and make you feel like you should be speaking in a British accent…or is that just me?" - Sarah Ferguson, Assistant Digital Producer

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Mulberry


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