The much-anticipated Tom Ford collection lived up to his iconic reputation with a stunning collection – his first full catwalk show under his own name label.
L’Wren Scott’s wearable collection has already proved popular with Nicole Kidman wearing her purple and gold figure hugging dress on the same day it debuted on the catwalk.
Perennial favourites Mulberry, Burberry and Issa delivered contemporary styling that they are famous for and while black, monotone and leather were just as popular here as they were over the pond, there were a few trends that were unique to London.
Here are our top picks of what you should be looking at for next winter.
Be prepared to shine as gold flashed its way onto the catwalks from demure and pale matte to bold and shiny that will get you noticed.
While Giles went for sweet-wrapper inspired gold leather, Marios Schwab and Mary Katrantzou went for a more subtle approach. Julien Macdonald sent both short and long length gold beaded dress down the catwalk to stunning effect.
Shades of purple
One colour that leapt out across many of the London shows was purple. From light fresh lilac and grape to deep moody plums and deep aubergine.
Our favourites came from Mark Fast, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Christopher Kane and Marios Schwab.
Like New York before it, black was prevalent on the runways with texture the key to the A/W13 look.
Mark Fast and Christopher Kane used stitching to make their dresses stand out. David Koma, famous who his folding and texture used this to full advantage. Erdem gave a modern twist to a classic suit while L’Wren Scott highlighted her midnight gowns with gold to make the shine.
Powdery shades, usually big in the summer months, softened the edgy look at many of the shows. The most popular colour seemed to be pale pink.
Giles, Roksanda Ilincic, TopShop Unique, Paul Costelloe, Simone Rocha and John Rocha all utilised this ice-cream shade.
The fresh mix of black and white once again made its impact at many shows.
Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Holly Fulton, Temperley London, Sass & Bide and Erdem showed the plethora of ways this look can be pulled off.
From bright orange through to deep dark red these warming tones add some hot colour to the colder months.
Our top picks were from Jasper Conran, Issa, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, David Koma and Burberry Prorsum.
London is always known for its edgy sense of style and nothing showed this more than the use of pattern. If you take anything from the London catwalks it’s don’t be scared of mixing and matching your pattern – be bold!
Both Tom Ford and Clements Ribeiro chose animal print to make an impact.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi went for a floral touch while we loved the cute hearts at Burberry Prorsum.
Both Holly Fulton and Henry Holland (House of Holland) graphic prints showed off the fun aspect of the look.