MEGAstyle Picks: Our Favorite Designers from LFW for Spring 2016

A peek at trends to come featuring designers from London Fashion Week
SEP 30, 2015 | by Katrine Salvador, Art by Alexandra Lara
From the runways in the BFC Show Space to the amazing stylish looks that adorned the bustling streets and sidewalks, we found that London presented more than enough points of style inspiration to last us an entire fashion calendar, which is why editors and stylists were quick to put pen to paper to jot down the new trends that unravelled before them. London Fashion Week is all about flair, attitude and wearable art. As British fashion labels brought out the finest fashion pieces audiences can look forward to in Spring 2016, we can always expect to be pleasantly surprised by the eclectic range London designers can showcase. Click through the sliders to see our favorite designers that stood out from LFW!  
For 1205‘s Spring 2016 lineup, designer Paula Gerbase took inspiration from Africa’s Atlas Mountains that she trekked earlier in May. She wanted her collection to express “surrendering to the elements” as the featured pieces did give a nomadic feel with layered separates that draped and folded around the body. The silhouettes were kept simple but the fusion of innovative fabrics incorporated into the pieces made them look luxurious rather than gimmicky. The exquisite draping and striking jewel tones helped carry out the elegance of the runway show.
Julien Macdonald
Julien Macdonald’s Spring 2016 collection was absolutely—and quite literally—dazzling. According to the designer, his collection takes you through his Indonesian journey of breathtaking natural beauty, intricate textiles and colorful paintings. He’s known and loved by the A-list for his fabulous sequin-embellished gowns, but Julien Macdonald’s collection was a departure from the usual feast of glitter and glamour. For Spring, the looks were edgy with beauty looks that were very punk rock.
David Koma
David Koma used his show as an opportunity to unveil his debut menswear range, which was full of graphic tribal print shirts, silky shorts and, of course, embellished boxers. The Georgia-born 25-year-old designer indeed continues to impress. The entire collection was a masterpiece of classic tailoring defining the waist. Koma created balance with longer lengths showing us that covered-up can be just as sexy as thigh skimming—albeit still skintight.
Filippo Scuffi, Creative Director of DAKS, took inspiration from the Art Deco period of 1920s and 1930s. The collection was rich in “deco” prints in black and white and the color palette consisted predominantly of white, black, green and rust. A play in chiffon, georgette, cotton and suede was incorporated on the pieces, which gave the feel of stylized twenties glamour. A plunge-neck gown, printed with fine-veined marble, draped monochrome chiffon and tailored suede pieces evokes a face-off between fluidity and weight. The watercolor floral prints were a great addition to the design giving it a fresh look for Spring/Summer 2016.
Burberry Prorsum
With London Fashion Week in full swing, Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2016 remained on audiences’ must-watch list and was a highly anticipated event. The British fashion label summoned models wearing leather jackets over fine lace pieces. The entirety of the collection evokes a relatively biker spirit. An inspiration of the twentieth century was also exhibited through the ornate gold and metal detailing, bestowing the collection with a sense of regalia rooted in English tradition. The lattice pattern heels also added elegance at Burberry. With everything married together, Christopher Bailey imbued Burberry’s rich heritage with a resolutely modern feel for Spring.   RELATED STORIES: MEGAstyle Picks: Our Favorite Designers from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2016 MEGAstyle Picks: Our Favorite Designers from Milan Fashion Week for Spring 2016   Connect with! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.