BRITISH ROMANTICISM

For AW09 Richard Nicoll created a collection that was steeped with a mystical and exhilarating sense of British romanticism.  But while lingerie-esque shapes fashioned out of luxurious fabrics in soft pinks, nudes, creams and greys may have been feminine, Nicoll's collaboration with Linder – an artist known for her punk classicism – gave his collection …

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NATURAL BORN KILLERS

k To the soundtrack of cult horror movie Natural Born Killers, Christopher Kane sent weightless organza dresses and skirts fashioned out of obsessively worked frills down the catwalk. Black silk panels arranged in head-spinning combinations gave Kane's whimsical numbers a tougher edge for AW09. And teamed with cropped check cashmere sweaters in browns and greys, …

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HARD ELEGANCE WITH TODD LYNN

Todd Lynn's sixth instalment at London Fashion Week saw the designer to rock's royalty reinvent his signature tailoring for AW09. Realised entirely in black and white, this was a razor sharp collection full of contrasts. Silhouettes were long and lean with austere Edwardian-esque details. Leather polo necks were worn beneath slim wool jackets and textures …

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BOO!

Inspired by old-school horror movies – Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and Poltergeist – we’re worried we won’t be able to sleep after watching Ann-Sofie Back’s AW09 collection. Ripped jeans, sweatshirts and vests were laced in leather and covered with cross-stitching reminiscent of Leatherface’s mask in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. While …

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