London fashion week (LFW) was pretty magical and by that we mean a total fantasy. From glittering silhouettes to modern princess dresses, from daring cut-outs to futuristic proportions, and from over-the-top embellishments to prints galore, the fall 2016 season seems to have taken it all on in London.

Romance was the one element tying all stories together, whether it was dark, sultry, the stuff of fairytales, or ultra-glamorous.

After the break, the 11 killer outfits from the London runways you need to see.

Everyone was left in awe by the dreaminess describing Sarah Burton’s newest collection for McQueen. This glittering capelet gown, decked in stardust-like adornments of silver and gold is just one of the fantasy dresses to have graced the runway:

See more: Alexander McQueen Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

At Temperley London, romance ruled supreme, and among the extremely feminine silhouettes to have flown down the runway, this crystal beaded number had everyone mesmerized:

See more: Temperley London Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Crushed velvet, daring slits, plunging necklines and delicate bows were all elements meant to pour femininity into the masculine-inspired cuts shaping this arresting dress at Topshop Unique:

See more: Topshop Unique Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Super-colours to super-prints decorated Mary Katrantzou’s whimsical fall designs, the “Rodeo & Juliet” theme marrying princess-like silhouettes with splendid western motifs, as exemplified in this gorgeous number:

See more: Mary Katrantzou Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

More rich velvet and more luxe sequins ensured that Preen’s take on fall 2016 was every little bit show-stopping, a sense of toughness accompanying the collection’s romantic feel:

See more: Preen Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Red-carpet ready and a glorious silhouette all on its own, this floor-sweeping beauty at Rocksanda Ilincic introduced effortless colour blocks and elegant plisse for fall 2016:

See more: Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Ruby velvet cut into a charming, laced silhouette ensured that romance as a theme for fall 2016 reads loud and clear, the high-low, puffy skirt at Berardi acting as the exclamation point:

See more: Antonio Berardi Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Soft shades of powder pink, full skirts and impeccably cut tops featuring long-sleeves and high necklines provided a glorious update on modern evening wear by the likes of designer Emilia Wickstead:

See more: Emilia Wickstead Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

And the romance lives on at Simone Rocha, where gold-dusted dresses in highly-feminine fabrics were layered underneath strong tailored pieces and accessorized with precious metallic pointy-toe flats:

See more: Simone Rocha Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Romance in the guise of sex-appeal was all the range at Julien Macdonald, where the classic feminine silhouette was given a rock & roll make-over with edgy black and gold embroideries:

See more: Julien Macdonald Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

Appearing to be plucked from a secret garden, the intricate wild rose dress silhouette at Christopher Kane gave a punk interpretation to perennial feminine florals:

See more: Christopher Kane Fall 2016.

best runway looks LFW fall 2016

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