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Today marks the final day of London Fashion Week, after five days of shows where designers revealed that Spring-Summer 2016 is going to be bright and colourful. 

Mary Katrantzou
Cosmology was the starting point for Mary Katrantzou’s collection: the designer presented shimmery dresses with lots of embellishments and colourful prints, which referenced starlit skies. As well as floating A-line dresses, the show also featured tailoring. The colour black was recurrent throughout the looks, resulting in a dark but eye-catching collection for Spring-Summer 16.

Jonathan Saunders
Jonathan Saunders’ collection was an exuberant riot of colour and pattern. It’s not unusual for the Scottish designer to play around with these elements: for Spring-Summer 16 floral prints, dots and rectangular patterns were juxtaposed in a wonderful example of harmonious chaos.  
The central character at Erdem’s Spring-Summer 16 show was the prairie girl: whilst the collection was romantic, it was also counterbalanced with a dark, mysterious side as he explored the idea of prairie madness. Erdem, who is known for his beautiful dresses, took inspiration from 19th century America: puffed sleeves, ribbons and ruffles formed an integral part of the collection. 

Models gracefully wove between geometric blocks that structured the catwalk at Roksanda’s Spring-Summer 16 show. The designer, who has just celebrated her 10th anniversary, presented a collection that was just as colourful as it was refined: long, elegant silhouettes and strong shapes were given a playful twist with pastel candy stripes. 

With each show having its own defined aesthetic, London proved, once again, that it’s designers have carved themselves their own signature styles.