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London Fashion Week: Day One

Drapers associate fashion editor Graeme Moran highlights the best bits from day one of London Fashion Week.

Rain, rain, go away, it’s the first London fashion day! Yet despite the rain the spring 14 edition of London Fashion Week kicked off with a ray of ready-to-wear sunshine from Bora Aksu, whose collection of Turkish delights in baby blue and bright golden yellow got us in the mood for spring.

Equally dazzling were the BFC’s swanky new tents - like an all white fashion alien landed in the centre of Somerset House - a fitting location of course.

Two highlights of the day came from some of london’s top up and comers. JJS Lee showed her clean precision and cool sports-meets-streetwear in sleek coated fabrics and punches of pink and aqua.

And Eudon Choi, who chose a suitably grand yet tiny venue for his latest show, with the floral outerwear a stand out favourite - perfectly cut and beautifully executed for women of all ages.

Rising stars Fyodor Golan gave a casual spin to their signature couture-like dresses. Luxed up python panelled biker jackets merged with delicate pleated dresses, while Christopher Raeburn moved his womenswear another step forward, with top notch trench coat and safari dress updates.

Emerging trends to watch include the carry over of all white looks and pretty pastels from New York, a focus on sheer, transparent or meshed fabrics for a breezy summer feel. We spotted a lot of boxy, roomy knee length shorts - are these even flattering on models? We’re not so sure.

Day two highlights include shows from House of Holland, Richard Nicoll and Sister by Sibling.

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