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Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including a verdant greenhouse at Erdem, an English summer at Burberry Prorsum, and a Louise Wilson homage at Christopher Kane.

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Erdem: Erdem Moralioglu ventured into the jungle with a collection that referenced Victorian biologist Marianne North. The combination of wild-meets-refined ran throughout the show in sumptuous foliage patterns overlaid on prim silhouettes.

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Our Global Trend Reporter, Crystal Nicodemus, is on the streets at London Fashion Week bringing us photos from the front lines.

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Juliet’s amazing fringed leather skirt caught my eye immediately, since fringe is having a major moment and this is one style I’ve got to get into my closet ASAP. Juliet told me that she plucked this vintage skirt out of her mom’s closet—so jealous! Juliet let her statement skirt shine by pairing it with a simple black top and clear shades. Her Givenchy clutch adds a touch of whimsy, while her bold lip adds a hint of color.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Fringed Skirts | Graphic Clutches | Black Ankle-Strap Sandals

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Haute Hippie Fringed Skirt | Stella McCartney Bag | Pelle Moda Sandal

Pernille is a returning favorite to our blog. I am always on the lookout for this stunning Dane and her ever-inspiring style. Pernille is a master at mixing textures and making casual styles look high-end. Today’s outfit is a creative play on fabrics and balance. The sheer skirt gives us a peek at her tall boots, which are super popular right now. As usual, Pernille nailed it!

xo, Crystal Nicodemus

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Grey Turtleneck Sweaters | Blue Maxi Skirts | Tall Red Boots

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Joie Turtleneck Sweater | Alice + Olivia Sheer Skirt | Jeffrey Campbell Suede Boot

Fleury looks quite the Parisienne in London: Her striped crop top and full skirt perfectly embody vintage French flair. While black and white is a popular color combination this Fashion Week, pastel pink is one of the major emerging colors and Fleury’s mini Fendi is the perfect shade. Patent leather ankle boots add just the right amount of shine and textural contrast.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Striped Crop Tops | Small Pink Satchels | Black Patent Leather Ankle Boots

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A.P.C. Striped Top | Fendi Key Fob | Marni Patent Leather Ankle Boot

Denisia’s outfit mixes the New Model Army trend with menswear themes. I am all about military inspirations for fall, and these loose trousers are right up my alley. The white oxford pairing is on point, as this is a definite must-have for fall. Denisia included some color with her vibrant accessories, which added a fun twist to her look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Oxford Shirts | Light-Colored Trousers | Black Felt Hats

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Charlotte Gainsbourg for Current/Elliott Oxford Shirt | Milly Paper Bag Trousers | Nordstrom Felt Hat

Lace is proving to be a huge emerging trend, and Lisa is right on point—her intricate two-piece set is very feminine and sleek. I have never thought of myself as much of a lace girl, but I think it’s about time I changed my opinion: Londoners are making lace look so fresh and cool! Lisa’s bright blue stilettos add an unexpected, modern punch.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Lace Dresses | Black Blazers | Pointy Blue Pumps

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Highlights from yesterday’s shows: Mary Katrantzou‘s surprisingly stylish take on plate tectonics and primordial ooze, plus a quirky, off-kilter riff on the “faded glamour of the British seaside” from Topshop Unique.

Katrantzou’s muted palettes and restrained silhouettes serve as the perfect foil to her lavish inspiration: Paleozoic planet Earth. Brilliant, technically challenging constructions support her collection’s theme with an intelligence that’s outstanding, even in a sea of superstar peers.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Tectonic plates have never looked so alluring.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Algae blooms and coral reefs are downright ladylike rendered in embroidered lace.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Katrantzou makes evolution look good with whimsical renderings of well-clad reptiles literally having a ball. 

On the other end of the intellectual spectrum, the girls of the Topshop Unique collection can’t get away from their textbooks fast enough. Who has time for geologic history when there are parties to hit? The collection is a giddy mashup of ’60s-inspired ruffles and sportswear, with a healthy dose of ’80s glam thrown in for good measure.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015It girl Cara Delevingne opened the show with a vintage-inspired look that’s half cocktail party and half après ski.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Graphic stripes, color blocking and retro silhouettes evoke Brighton summers back when.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Party dresses with chiffon and ruffles closed the show on a note so frothy that it stopped just shy of sarcastic.

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-Amy Leigh Morgan
photos: gorunway.com

That’s right—more white! Everyone at Fashion Week is obsessed with all-white looks and Abigail is no exception. While her black leather accessories and heavy chain give this look an urban edge, the clean palette feels modern and minimal. The crop top is practically a requirement at Fashion Week and I love this long-sleeve version, which pairs perfectly with Abigail’s slim midi skirt.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Long-Sleeve White Crop Tops | Black Leather Bucket Bags | Strappy Black Heels

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Alice + Olivia Crop Top | Alexander Wang Bucket Bag | Topshop Strappy Sandal

The modern lady look is still going strong, and I love this take on the trend! Dawnn’s contrasting palette takes a retro silhouette to a contemporary place. Her sheer top is a sweet balance to the full white skirt, and ankle-strap stilettos and a designer clutch bring it all together.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Midi Skirts | Black Ankle Strap Pumps | Fendi Clutches

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