Saturday and Sunday at London Fashion Week were a bustling cacophony of street stylers, influencers and incredible designs. Stretching from the Tate Gallery to The Royal Horticultural Society, the fash-pack were nipping across town all day to check out game changers, like Faustine Steinmetz and Shrimps as well as the return of the prodigal design house, Alexander McQueen.
From primary colour-blocking to intricate hand-crafted knits the output of London's designers are consistently proving that the British fashion capital is no longer the art student younger sister but a commercially viable big game player.
Take a look at the top moments from an exciting weekend of fashion:
Primary candidates at Peter Jensen and J.W.Anderson
Inspired by the artistic philanthropist Peggy Guggenheim, Peter Jensen explored a history of modern art from Mondrian to Alexander Calder in bold primary colours. Following a more galactic style, JW Anderson paired his space age collaged leather designs with vibrant paint box coloured accessories.
Billowing beauties at Emilia Wickstead
The Duchess of Cambridge's favourite, Emilia Wickstead presented a beautiful romantic, swooping collection of billowing skirts in vibrant floral details and wide horizontal stripes. The neat cashmere polo necks and oversized duster coats were trying out to be worn immediately.
Seventies selvedge from House of Holland
Never one to shy from having a little fun, Henry Holland peppered his elegant collection with sequinned jelly fish, bold polka dots and blown out images of Debbie Harry printed across silk slip dresses. The wide leg Seventies-style cropped denim was a highlight twinned with metallic and fur patched leather cardigans.
Romantic layering and lace at Simone Rocha -
The first collection since the birth of her daughter three months ago, Simone Rocha's presented a sultry celebration of feminine silk, embroidery and rich tweeds in soft monochrome and neutral tones.
Faux fun for everyone at Shrimps -
Hannah Weiland has truly won the title as the faux fur queen with another collection of signature striped scarves, trimmed biker jackets and graphic printed peacoats worn with super cute illustrated courts.
A bridal extravaganza at Julien McDonald -
McDonald has never been one to hold back on the skin tight fabrics and metallics and his decadent AW16 collection was no different. Set in a church, scantilly clad, maribou trimmed glamazons took to the alter in glittering black sequins and golden lame, with a theatrical bride accompanied by two adorable McDonald clad kiddies.
Hidden handcrafted masterwork from Faustine Steinmetz
Faustine's processes are slow, considered and sustainable with a beautiful, inspiring outcome which certainly came through in her artistic installation on Saturday. With models concealed in boxes viewable through small cut outs, making people work and spend time to view the designs. Tactile handwoven fibres were transformed into sleek, 3-dimensional knitwear.
Laidback power dressing at Topshop Unique -
For those who could tear their eyes from the celeb-laden front row including Karlie Kloss, Lucky Blue Smith and Lottie Moss there was an expansive offering from Topshop Unique. Plunging sheer dresses, neat high waisted leather mini skirts and butter soft leather bikers were worn with very covetable metallic boots.
Theatrical embellishment and bedroom dressing at Alexander McQueen
Returning the home of her very first collection with Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton really brought the brand home with a beautiful, intricately decorated range of designs. The expertly considered sequinned details glittered on the runway alongside the duvet quilted silk jackets and handpainted leather corsetry were finished with unkept hair littered with pearl and crystal brooches.
Temperley's floral fantasyland -
Temperley presented a confident collection of signature embroidered and lacework covered in vintage tattoo-like designs with swallows and Japanese detailed seascapes interlocking with neat floral details in vibrant colours on sleek evening dresses and bold capes. The embroidered cropped scarlet silk trousers and velvet bolero jacket were a winning formula.