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The London Runways Come Alive

From left, Aquascutum, Nicole Farhi, and Todd Lynn.Photos: Imaxtree

Finally, the clothes on the London runways are getting a little crazy, a look which defines London Fashion Week and is part of what makes it so great. Some observations:

• The geometric shapes and bright colors, especially one bright-blue coat at Aquascutum, happily remind us of Willy Wonka’s factory.

Betty Jackson also used bright colors but cleverly concealed buttons.

• Just a hunch, but people would hate you if you wore the Basso and Brooke stuff on the subway.

Nicole Farhi, on the other hand, is so subway-friendly that we’d probably wear her stuff for our commute to the office.

Todd Lynn proved that high-waisted pants look really silly on dudes.

Jens Laugesen managed to make Star Trek–y suits seem sorta badass.

Marios Schwab got scissor happy; the man can sew a damn good ruffle barnacle.

The London Runways Come Alive