The 5 London Fashion Week Trends You Can Take Away Today

London is full of surprises. Not the lavish kind that perhaps the American superbrands can stage, but meaningful moments that become little fashion legends passed down through the editorial generations. Like Chalayan staging a show in Sadler's Wells theatre where models ripped their clothes apart to reveal an explosion of foil confetti. Or Molly Goddard staging a jolly dinner party in the middle of her runway so that the tulle frocks didn't go to waste and the models could get all bacchanalian in the middle of the day. Very British, non?

Or how about Roksanda dedicating an entire look to the late designer Richard Nicoll in a shade of blue specifically developed in his memory with Pantone? Perhaps we will talk for years to come about the energetic new designers at Fashion East. Or Charlotte Olympia producing a black-and-white mini-movie, An Accessory to Murder (get it?), screened at the Curzon Mayfair.

But these happenings wouldn't be half as great without flippin' excellent clothes, and the city didn't let us down on that front. London's best design talent offered up many a fresh idea and more than a few hot tickets with street style star stamped all over them. We think you'll like them so much you'll want to shop them now. So if you can't wait until A/W 17, here are LFW's big trends and some great pieces you can buy now.

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