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The fact that NYFW is over can mean a number of things. The one that matters the most right now, though, is that London Fashion Week has begun! The past has proven that the Brits know their fashion and that they have a unique way of creating trends and becoming trendsetters. Since the new season awaits, we're excited to see what LFW has to offer. In case you missed the first day of LFW click the link: 

Baggy trousers, a crisp white blouse and chic flat Grecian sandals are the first things that Victoria Beckham presented for her Victoria-Victoria Beckham collection. In addiction with was we were used to from New York, Victoria decided to change the silhouettes of her clothes. This time, we don't have those amazing, sexy dresses that she presented a few days ago in her fashion show back in the Big Apple. Loose pants are the dominate of this line. 

If you go through out the collection, it is obviously that her inspiration was the East Coast and especially Los Angeles, her 3rd home as she refers to her interviews. The signature hummingbird motif on kimono-style jackets, the Hawaiian-style shirt combined with the printed map of Palm Springs are some of the hints that give us not only the places of her inspiration but also her youthful energy. Oversized tailor pants and minimalistic blazers are some of the sportswear-inspired mood that Victoria Beckham wanted to give to her outfits. Denim couldn't be missed out of the collection with denim skirts and shirts, patched with palm trees! 

Roksanda Ilincic described her latest collection as "A song to summer" and she presented clothes that we could easily wear a hot day in the middle of July. Color-blocking is a crucial technique for the designer and this season she added layering. Probably, the hugest trend of the upcoming season. Long, flowy tunics worn over skirts with different motifs, voluminous silhouettes that were perfectly highlighted by those silk satin sleeves or those amazing dresses that were tied up with ribbons across an open back were some of the main outfits of the collection. 

Sportswear looks gave a more athletic and refreshing tune to the show. Racer-back satin slips worn over ribbed sweaters and racing stripes along tuxedo pants were some pieces of the more athleisure part of the collection. As for the colors; Roksanda decided, that the bronze-color palette matches perfect with our tan and we are totally approve that. 

At this collection, Antonio Berardi decided to play and make a fashion remix. And what that means? His inspiration for this show were his best friends that are DJ's. So, what we saw, was a combination of the classic Antonio Berardi with some new suggestions of graphic tailoring, lingerie details and uncontroversial sensuality. Corseted tops opened up into billowy blousons, bejeweled sleeves connected with a swath of fabric around the back, double peplum effect pantsuit featured an ombré treatment of florals were some of the main points of Berardi's latest collection. 

Burberry latest collection was inspired by Virginia Woolf's gender fluid hero Orlando, a copy of which lay on everyone's seat and influential last maker Nancy Lancaster's vividly colored Twenties interiors. We can describe the collection as the most romantic and details collection in the history of the Burberry House.

Sharply tailored, densely braided jackets and ruffled shirts were part of the unisex offer (P.S: Burberry presented and male clothing and it was the first show that you were able to buy the clothes to moment you see them on the runway). Texture-wise there were louche, silk dressing gowns over lace dresses, a meshing of cashmere over mismatched silk PJs and Elizabethan influenced sweat-shirting, worn by men and woman. What we really loved about this show and collection was the detailed craftsmanship. But they really know what they are doing at this brand. Don't they?

Erdem's fashion show wasn't a simple clothing presentation as my might that this is what actually the fashion shows are. It was a flashback to the old England and back to the 17th century. I can say that it was like a fairy tail or a story teller that goes through your eyes without words and if you really think about it, you don't need words to express and present something. Clothes are enough to tell what you really want.

Our story starts at the 17th century were Kings and Queens had the main role on fashion. Main characteristics of this period were described by Erdem Marolioglu through out those original ribbons for fastenings that became in the end shoulder straps, as well as jacket fastenings. The first outfit of the show with the blue micro-flowered jacket, shown with pants and matching platforms was a 17th-century inspiration by the Fashion Museums of Bath. This is only one example of what Mister Erdem had on his mind. Floral prints were on every creation that he made with silk and lace complete with those amazing details his imagination about the modern 17th-century inspired woman.

The latest collection of Christopher Kane hosted in Tate Museum and by only this clue, we imagined that this collection is going to be epic. At his first words at his interview after his show Kane told that this building still has the marks from the WWII but his collection had nothing to do with the 40's and that time of the past. But what was all about? Christopher Kane has a unique talent to travel you back at his own time and the places were he grow up without seeing that his creations seems to be out of fashion or they are just too old fashion to be worn. Not at all. Kane can make you wear a pleated metallic lamé dress and feel unique.

 At this collection we will go at his childhood years where girls were able to wear their leopard-spot latex raincoat, slit pencil skirt, and a propensity for going out in black leather coat with punched faux broderie anglaise. Prints, lace, transparency, metallics and leather were the main trends and materials that we spot on his latest collection. Dresses combined with printed sweaters, oversized jackets and of course those bejeweled crocs that the internet world freaked out when they came out were out favorite pieces of his collection.

Sophia Webster knows how to entertain and make a presentation successful. Her spring/summer 2017 collection, titled "Dolly Birds of Paradise" and it was as exotic as you hear it. Rich colors, graphic patterns, peacock feathers, flamingos, shimmering crystals and the classic/signature butterflies. The shoes were presented  into golden cages and the models were all covered up in feathers and clothes that remind us tropical vacation back in the glamorous 70's!

Let's move to the fun part of London Fashion Week and every fashion week to be honest: Front Row and After Parties!

Erdem and Rosksanda Front Row

Burberry Arrivals at the show

Marc Jacobs x LOVE Magazine Party

Business of Fashion BoF500 dinner 

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Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for more!

Written by Nefeli Petropoulou, Chromantics Fashion Editor

Sources: Vogue.co.uk, Vogue runway, Telegraph, Refinary29, Wonderlandmagazine.com, Theupcoming.co.uk 
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