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Key trends from London Fashion Week

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Lace, ruffles and circle motifs were among the most definite trends to emerge on the runways at London Fashion Week.

See how they'll take shape in our wardrobes...

By Kitty McGee and Lucy Reber

  • Jonathan Saunders

    London Fashion Week saw recurring circle motifs across the runways - this soft bubble effect coat at Jonathan Saunders is one of our favourite takes.

  • Topshop

    Co-ordinate sharp circle prints with simple separates.

  • Thomas Tait

    Embellished, textured circles made a statement at Thomas Tait.

  • Peter Pilotto

    Circle motifs looked ultra-modern at the Peter Pilotto show.

  • Preen

    Whatever your thoughts on lace, it's been everywhere at Fashion Week.

    It doesn't have to be soft and girly, as this acid blue Preen dress proves.

  • Christopher Kane

    A rainbow of acid bright lace at Christopher Kane.

  • MM6 Maison Margiela

    Lacy pyjama style is a brave and beautiful choice.

  • Topshop Unique

    Lace was embellished with another big SS16 favourite at Topshop Unique - florals.

  • Burberry

    Gothic lace is mixed with sporty mesh at Burberry.

  • Roksanda

    Slip dresses are back - with an edge.

    Think slinky yet deconstructed, with big, bold patterns and mismatching shoulders straps a la Roksanda.

  • Paul Smith

    Slips came with a slice of colour at Paul Smith.

  • Jonathan Saunders

    Delicate, with an asymmetric edge at Jonathan Saunders.

  • Erdem

    Lacy and Victorian with statement sleeves at Erdem.

  • Burberry

    Delicate cream macrame slips are teamed with tough accessories at Burberry.

  • Paul Smith

    Waist-defining belts are a key trend for SS16.

     

  • Topshop

    Slim, strappy belts worked to pull in blazers at Topshop.

  • Peter Pilotto

    Bright, swirly styles pinched in waists at Peter Pilotto.

  • Peter Pilotto

    Ruffles were a designer favourite at LFW.

    There were feminine layers with a touch of flounce at Peter Pilotto.

  • Erdem

    Spliced ruffles made a statement at the cinematic Erdem show.

     

  • Roksanda

    Ruffles weren't confined to dresses and skirts, they popped up in shoulder patches at Roksanda.

  • Erdem

    Sheer and flowing frills at Erdem.

  • Mary Katrantzou

    Short, sharp petal ruffles on the quilted mini dresses at Mary Katrantzou.

  • Preen

    Metallics definitely aren't just for winter. 

    Shiny fabrics were abundant at London's SS16 shows.

  • Mary Katrantzou

    There was a '90s vibe to the reflective dresses at Mary Katrantzou.

  • MM6 Maison Margiela

    Giving off disco vibes from the creased silver chrome separates at MM6 Maison Margiela.

  • Sophia Webster

    Sandals with shiny swimming pool-style tiles at Sophia Webster.

  • Christopher Kane

    The power blazer made a welcome return to the London runways.

  • Topshop

    Taking shape in dress form at Topshop.

  • Antoni Berardi

    Sharp shouldered and ice white at Antonio Berardi.

  • Sibling

    Prepare to bare.

    Transparent touches popped up in accessories and detailing throughout the spring/summer 16 collections.

  • Christopher Kane

    Neon collars, panels and bags were see-through at Christopher Kane.

  • Christopher Kane

    The plastic panels have a definite '60s feel.

  • MM6 Maison Margiela

    Less rigid and more plastic bag, at MM6 Maison Margiela.

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