22 hours ago | By Laura Welch
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L to R: Todd Lynn, Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon, Marios Schwab
Designers from London Fashion Week worked with their F/W 09 collections in four major color groups; Black and White, Metallic Mix, Grey paired with Nude, and Brights. A monochromatic palette of strong black and pure white worked together on tailored pieces. Streamlined slim trousers were balanced in proportion with body-hugging blazers. Metallics played an important role and were often mixed with different shades; gold, emerald, silver and shiny black were woven together on sheath dresses. Taking a cue from New York designers, Deacon used a muted palette of cosmetic tones and dove grey. Strapless wool flannel dresses had a hard edge with nude arm warmers and cocoa colored booties. A splash of happy brights appeared throughout most collections. Hot pink stood out in high shine satin on long sleeve dresses.
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