The Best Fall 2019 Runway Moments From London Fashion Week

Of all the fashion weeks (and there are a lot these days), London Fashion Week is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. The venues are stunning, the models are cool, and the runways are filled with sartorial eye candy. The designers that show in London have a knack for tailoring, yet they're not afraid to be experimental and push the envelope. 

On the horizon this week are Victoria Beckham, Burberry, and Christopher Kane, to name a few of the most highly anticipated shows, and we're looking forward to sharing the most exciting happenings with you, straight from the runways (or catwalks, as the British say). So be sure to watch this space for the duration of LFW, and be on the lookout for our coverage of Milan and Paris up next.

Christopher Kane

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Christopher Kane has become quite the trendsetter since launching his namesake label in 2006. He's one of the reasons it's cool to wear pieces that are dripping with rhinestones now and that fashion can be both "extra" and wearable at the same time. For fall 2019, Kane adorned knitwear, outerwear, and gowns with his signature rhinestones, and paired many of the colorful '80s-inspired looks with sneakers and flats. We're on board.

JW Anderson

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JW Anderson was all about proportion play, with oversize capes, dramatic sleeve shapes, and draped fabrics at every turn. Many of the voluminous pieces were cinched at the waist by wide belts, and many of the models wore chunky gold choker necklaces, perhaps proving that statement necklaces will be the new statement earrings come fall. And when it comes to color, there was plenty in the collection to please both lovers of neutrals and brights.

Erdem

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Erdem is always one of the hottest tickets at London Fashion Week, as it never fails to deliver a breathtaking collection. The fall collection is filled with elegantly festive pieces that will fit perfectly into the wardrobe of a royal family member (hint, hint Kate Middleton) or Anna Wintour. The collection featured pieces inspired by both the '60s and '80s, and as far as trends are concerned, you should probably start stocking up on feathers and oversize bows now.

Peter Pilotto

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Celebrity favorite Peter Pilotto (he designed Princess Eugenie's wedding dress) appears to be in a '70s state of mind for fall. The designers took luxurious fabrics like satin, velvet brocade, and tulle, choosing vibrant prints and wearable shapes that hint at the decade without looking like they belong there. The suiting trend was also strongly represented, but in exciting ways that are probably more likely to be worn after dark than in a conference room.

Burberry

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Burberry designer Riccardo Tisci created a youthful collection for Burberry F/W 19. There was plenty of the house's iconic tartan on display (but reworked in modern, fresh ways) and lots of luxe camel-colored looks. On the other side of the spectrum were a handful of looks that would fit right in at London's underground club scene (including a corseted look modeled by Gigi Hadid, who walked the Burberry runway for the first time ever).

Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham stayed true to her signature aesthetic, debuting a F/W 19 collection with expert tailoring, sophisticated layers, and bold color combinations. It was undoubtedly difficult for the showgoers to decide what to focus on—Beckham's elegant designs or her adorable family perched next to Anna Wintour.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

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At Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, the designers' knack for prints was displayed in full force, many of them mixed (e.g., busy florals paired with checks). The designers were also clearly inspired by the '80s trend, as evidenced by the puff-sleeve mini dresses, sequins, ruffles, colored tights, and punky lace that went down the runway.

Simone Rocha

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You can always count on Simone Rocha to deliver plenty of fanciful frocks that are also cool and a bit tough. For fall 2019, Rocha designed a slew of dresses topped by bras and camisoles, sheer trenches, and reimagined babydoll dresses in pretty pastels.