Sometimes pieces on a runway look amazing when part of the procession, but not so great when divorced from the whole. Others stand out as being the kind of pieces you’d want to buy and wear, regardless of what else they’re paired with.

The London fashion week runways we’ve just witnessed have brought to light a vast variety of looks, from teeny shimmering cocktail dresses to layers of fur and plaid, and plenty more in between. You couldn’t single out just one look or one theme or one fall 2013 trend – there’s simply too much to choose from – but it’s worth daydreaming about 10 outfits, at least, that caught your eye.

In no particular order of preference, here are 10 looks I’d welcome into my wardrobe come winter.


Mary Katrantzou’s snowy, blossom-covered scenic prints reached a new level of greatness – and the structured cuts were designed specifically to show them off.

top looks from London

David Koma proved that black need not be boring with his future-fetishist details.

top looks from London

Transparent rubber is the new clear plastic: especially when it comes to trench coats. This deep burgundy one from Burberry Prorsum would get you through autumn stylishly.

top looks from London

Giles brought ancient romance and modern boho into harmony.

top looks from London

Ok so I’ve no idea if, when or even how I’d wear this Fyodor Golan piece… but if a good work of art needs no other purpose than to make you want to look at it, than neither does a printed, cutaway, va-va-voom dress.

top looks from London

Another Julien MacDonald, albeit one that feels vastly different to the metallic showgirl pieces, this little mini oozes 1960s sweetness and sunshine. Winter be damned.

top looks from London

Jonathan Saunders managed to marry ladylike silhouettes and lingerie-as-outerwear structure with fetishy patent.

top looks from London

A like mod inspired sheath with a smattering of embellishment is one that needs nothing else to be an outfit in its own right. Moschino Cheap & Chic know this.

top looks from London

Osman’s white and gold may give off a bit of an upholstery vibe, but at least its channeling the tablecloth of some ancient Roman God. This feels both sexy and ecclesiastical at the same time.

top looks from London

You don’t have to look to the couture runway for a fix of floral appliques. Christopher Kane’s sheer delights have it covered.

top looks from London

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