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London Fashion Week: The highlights

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image captionDesigners have been showing their autumn/winter collections at London Fashion Week, which drew to a close on Tuesday. Many of the outfits in Burberry's show were inspired by the late sculptor Henry Moore, who often challenged conventional views on the female body, and focused on curves and unusual shoulder shapes.
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image captionIt was good news for fans of flower power at the the Tata Naka presentation. The fashion house is named after the nicknames for its designers - identical twins Tamara and Natasha Surguladze.
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image captionRoksanda's use of red was inspired by a room of Rothko paintings at the Royal Academy’s recent Abstract Expressionism show.
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image captionIf you plan to apply for the next Winter Olympics it might be worth having a look at Anya Hindmarch's latest collection, which had a distinct Alpine feel. The British designer used a great deal of fur for her autumn/winter show.
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image captionThe theme for the Marques' Almeida show was diversity, with the range showing a wide variety of shapes and colours. Outfits by the designer duo have previously been worn by the likes of Rihanna.
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image captionCanadian model Winnie Harlow, who has the skin condition vitiligo, walked the runway for British designer Julien Macdonald in one of his black gowns with cut-outs at the waist.
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image captionMary Katrantzou was inspired by 1940s Disney film Fantasia in her latest collection, which saw many of the outfits explode with fantasy and colour. She said the movie "allowed me to dream".
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image captionFearne Cotton took to the catwalk to model an all-white PVC outfit for Pam Hogg's autumn/winter collection.
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image captionSisters GiGi and Bella Hadid both walked the runway for the Versus Versace, modelling outfits which had a futuristic look with elements of grunge.
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image captionThe audience squeezed themselves into a narrow corridor for JW Anderson's show, which saw a huge array of styles, from ostrich feathers mixed with silk florals to shiny metalic dresses.
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image captionYou may remember Roland Mouret as the designer who came up with the famous Galaxy dress in 2005, which went on to be worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz. He made a triumphant return to LFW to unveil his 20th anniversary collection - an homage to his design work so far.
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image captionOne recurring theme so far this week has been gender fluidity. We've seen men modelling what would traditionally be seen as women's wear and vice versa. Many of the clothing brands have been designed to be deliberately unisex or androgynous. Outfits by Oliver Thame (left) and Robert Sanders were particularly noted for their lack of gender constraints.
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image captionIt wasn't all about the outfits on the catwalk, however, as bags took centre stage at the Mulberry show.
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image captionFive models aged between 47 and 65 staged a protest against the lack of age diversity on the catwalk. Retailer JD Williams supported the protest, which took place on The Strand.
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image captionThere was one designer who could certainly not be accused of ageism - Simone Rocha. The Irish designer included several models in their seventies in her autumn/winter show.

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