London Fashion Week's Top 10 Trends

Tons of fashion enthusiasts breathe a sigh of relief after New York Fashion Week. For them, the running around in heels, the trend tracking, and the shmoozing have finally come to an end. But, for those with strong endurance (and a penchant for overseas style), it's all just beginning. London Fashion Week is arguably "where it's at" for the best styling tricks you'll want to make come spring. Not that we're trying to make it a competition or anything; each city offers a bevy of sartorial goodness all its own. (Though, sometimes the cities seem to think alike as well. We're calling out quirky florals, pleats, and asymmetrical hemlines, to name a few now-universal trends. ) But, so that you don't miss out on any new ways to tie your belts, layer your mesh, and rock your skirts in distinctly It Brit ways, we've rounded up the top 10 must-try trends from London Fashion Week. You know, just to keep things fair. May the best trend win.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
3D Floral Arrangements
Floral prints are nice and all, but gardens you can run through are better — and 3D floral prints are somewhere in between the two. Best of both worlds.

House of Holland
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Photographed by Eva K. Salvi.
Erdem
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Anine van Velzen
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Big-Bow Belts
Judo belts were all over the NYFW runways. But, in London, it was a decidedly prettier bow that cinched models' waists. We love the exaggerated definition; it creates a flattering silhouette in a creative way.

Jean-Pierre Braganza
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Photo: Courtesy of Burberry.
Burberry Prorsum
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Jonathan Saunders
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Denim Remix
We take your jeans and raise you 100. Come spring '15, feel free to let your denim-lovin' flags fly high — and wear the fabric in any and every way possible. Patchwork welcome.

Joseph
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Photographed by Eva K. Salvi.
Toga
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Marques Almeida
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Exaggerated Pockets
Pockets are practical, so make yours known by going big and bold. Contrast them with the colors of your structured jacket, or find drop-waist dresses with overgrown compartments. Your keys, credit cards, and cell phone will thank you.

Eudon Choi
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Photo: Courtesy of Hunter.
Hunter
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Emilia Wickstead
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Oil-Slick Shine
High gloss is an understatement for the iridescent, '90s-inspired fabrics we saw all over LFW. If you don't wanna go all-in, use sparingly in a smaller piece or trim to add some life to any look.

Markus Lupfer
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Tom Ford
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Richard Nicoll
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Sidekick
Asymmetrical hemlines make even the simplest frock more memorable. And, they can be punched up with tulle, fringe, or pleats that lend a little flair to a serious piece. Twirling encouraged.

Christopher Kane
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Thomas Tait
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Ashley Williams
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Vest Dresses
The ultimate two-for-one? A dress with a vest closure — or a vest you can wear as a dress. We're totally crushing on this masculine-meets-feminine silhouette.

Eudon Choi
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Paul Smith
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Jean-Pierre Braganza
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Sheer Bottoms
So, you want to wear a dress/skirt/shorts but aren't willing to commit to any particular length or hemline? No problem. Instead, invest in some sheer-bottom pieces that will allow you to play visual tricks. They're also super flattering and give off a romantic vibe. Win-win.

Issa
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Victorinox
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Joseph
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Photo: Courtesy of Whistles.
Mostly Mesh
Speaking of clothes with visual tricks, mesh is an easy way to stay ventilated in the hotter months while not looking too threadbare. Though we've seen it in the past used rather sparingly, it's popping up all over for spring '15. Hole-y moly.

Whistles
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Joseph
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Photo: Courtesy of Issa.
Issa
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Geometric Tiles
Time to go back to math class and learn all about geometry; it's in, in a big way. Remember tangrams? Channel the tiles in small-shape prints to keep dresses from getting too sweet.

Holly Fulton
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Photo: Courtesy of Peter Pilotto.
Peter Pilotto
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Hakaan
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