|At Mulberry runway show. Anna Wintour sits among fashion elite. (Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)|
|Vivienne Westwood used her show to make her views and statements known.|
Throughout the week of shows there was no definite strong theme but rather serveral smaller trends that would echo from one show to the next; color, texture, shine, layers, cut-outs and of course retro. London always has a way of defining it's style using retro or street influences.
Burberry, known for the traditional trench coat and classic tartan print, brought us to the future with its metallic leathers through their collection. Elements of the future through shiny fabrics, foil textures, metallic gold and silver was one of the trends for next year.
The softness of the season came through light feminine sheers, chiffon and layers of organza. Residual influences of the Olympic games came through a sportswear influence seen on the runways of Rag & Bone and Richard Nicholl.
|New designer Simone Rocha, spring 2013. (Photo: Carl Court/AFP Getty/Getty Images)|
Sheer panels, gold, floral patterns and neon brights were all part of Simone Rocha's spring collection. Color dominated again for next season. Bright lemon yellow, citrus orange, Olympic blue, pink and emerald were all highlights on the runway.
|Orange, yellow and mustard continued to dominate for spring. (Photo: PR/PA/PR)|
|Kate Moss sits in the front row at Mulberry. (Photo: Dave M Benett/Getty Images)|
|Metallics were a big trend on the runway.|
|Sportswear influence at London Fashion Week. Antonio Berardi, Richard Nicoll, Rage & Bone.|