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Ask The Experts: Favorites Of London Fashion Week

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London fashion week is drawing to a close, and the fashion set is headed for Milan tomorrow, where Gucci opens the week. But as we’ve scooted around town for the innumerable parties, shows, presentations, and teas (this is London, after all), we’ve been asking everyone along to name their picks. Below, a few of London’s finest sound off on what they liked.

“I thought Peter Pilotto was outstanding.” —Jefferson Hack (He was cautious to add, “But it’s not over yet—a lot more could happen.”)

“The bags at Topshop were amazing, and it had a lot of tasseled dresses and swimsuits. I really, really liked it.” —Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

“I saw Erdem, which was beautiful. The whole setting was perfect for it and what a perfect day for it! I [also] liked Roksanda [Illincic]. The colors were beautiful and also the fabrics she used were so soft.” —Browns’ Mrs. B

“I’ve loved a lot of things, actually. Meadham Kirchhoff, I thought was amazing. I thought they really honed their aesthetic—[there was] some continuity of what they did last season but better, I think. Also, I really, really loved Holly Fulton, Erdem, Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll…the list goes on, to be honest!” —Style Bubble’s Susie Lau

“My absolute favorite, hands down, has been Meadham Kirchhoff (left), without a doubt! It was so excellently executed, so beautifully layered. The colors were amazing. They basically did what Courtney Love should have done back in the nineties!” —Browns buyer Erin Mullaney

Photo: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Noticed In London: Fringe Benefits

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London fashion week begins its comedown tonight—tomorrow, the men get their day—and over the course of the shows, we’ve noticed something unexpected: the gangbusters return of fringe. We’ll leave it to the sages to explain why, but at labels as disparate as Holly Fulton (above left), Mark Fast (above right), Nicole Farhi (below left), Giles (below center), and Matthew Williamson (below right), the strands have been swinging. Ironically, the young-designers’ lab Fashion Fringe, which stages a seasonal show of the best and brightest of the up-and-comers, featured no fringe at all. Turns out not all prophecies are self-fulfilling.

Photos: All Photos by Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com except Nicole Farhi by Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Mugler Pursues Pugh, Alexander Wang Buys (And Not On The Lower East Side), Steven Klein Talks “Alejandro,” And More…

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Is this the new face of Thierry Mugler? Rumors are swirling that Gareth Pugh (pictured) will be tapped to head the French label, though no official announcement has been made yet. [WWD]

Alexander Wang bought a new, $2 million Tribeca apartment with a history of fashionable tenants: Its previous owner was Holly Brubach, a former style editor at The New York Times. [NYO via Racked]

Steven Klein says he agreed to direct Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video because her show “felt like performance art in the nineties. And I had not seen anything like that in a while.” Good to know. Also of note: The scene where she eats rosary beads represents “the desire to take in the holy.” Amen! [Fashionologie]

And meet the newest winners of England’s NEWGEN sponsorship: David Koma, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Louise Gray, and Joanna Sykes. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: James Veysey / Camera Press / Retna

From Buckingham Palace To The Empire State

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Fresh off an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, Mark Fast, and other London up-and-comers are in New York this week showing off their Fall wares. The designers are squired away in the penthouse of the Soho Grand from now until Thursday afternoon, but a few arrived in time to enjoy the sunny weekend weather. Louise Gray hit the Chelsea flea market with Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff, where she scooped up piles of Guatemalan textiles and Meadham bought lots of little dolls. A few tiny porcelain arms were strung on his leather cord necklace, and it’s not a stretch to imagine them showing up one way or another at the duo’s next show. These are the men, after all, whose orders went way up after their Christmas ornament-inspired collection hit the runway. (In case you were wondering, Ikram Goldman bought the pipe cleaner tiaras.) Other designers are sticking around this weekend. Holly Fulton, for her part, is planning a trip to the Empire State Building, a fitting destination for a talent whose breakout Spring show featured prints and embroideries of Art Deco-style buildings not unlike the New York landmark. Her main goal, however, is finding a U.S. store to stock her distinctive new bejeweled snakeskin shift dresses (pictured), which take their inspiration from the Parisian stained glass artist Louis Barillet. Are you listening, retailers?

Photo: Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

Chunnel Vision: London’s Talent In Paris

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Christopher Bailey, Jonathan Saunders, and Matthew Williamson may have made headlines with their homecomings, but the real story at London fashion week—the one that will matter after Burberry returns to Milan and the 25th anniversary buzz wears off—is the city’s impressive roster of emerging talent. For those who missed the festivities, the British Fashion Council is staging its third London Show Rooms event here in Paris, and yesterday Style.com’s Sarah Mower hosted the opening brunch. While the discoveries of previous seasons were busy taking orders and planning trunk shows—Mary Katrantzou with Chicago’s Blake, and Erdem Moralioglu with Barneys—newbies like Michael Van Der Ham, LP.BG, and Sykes were getting acquainted with editors and buyers. Holly Fulton, who debuted at Fashion East, was situated right next to the front door. Even if she’d been tucked away at the back of the second floor, you couldn’t miss her dresses printed with abstractions of New York City buildings or her graphic, chunky jewelry, which mixed plastics with shagreen. (That’s one look pictured above.) What’s really striking about the prints is that she draws them all by hand before digitizing them with a computer. “I’m a glutton for punishment,” Fulton laughed. Her pain is our gain. The London Show Rooms are open through Friday at 40 Rue Richelieu.

Photo: Marcio Madeira