Top 20 Spring ’13 Looks from London Fashion Week

Sheer silks and wild prints dominated the London runways this season.

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Sheer looks were a big theme on the catwalks across the pond last week, with Christopher Kane offering up see-through silk cocktail dresses printed with a girly bow print.
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Erdem—the U.K.-based fashion house best known for its flowery printed dresses—explored floral crocheted separates for Spring '13. Here, a collarless flowered overcoat with a knit pencil skirt in lemon yellow.
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Temperley's Spring '13 collection put a sexy spin on retro silhouettes—like this full white skirt and woven sweater top—by adding flirty, see-through sheer details.
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For an edgier take on the sheer trend, Giles worked with laser-cut leather to create dramatic starburst motifs.
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London is a hotbed for outrageous prints each season, and House of Holland proposed this eccentric green and red motif rendered on a slouchy, bohemian dress.
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Even Issa—which typically eschews over-the-top prints for solid colors—experimented with busy prints for spring. Here, a flowery pattern in green and turquoise on a flowy halter dress.
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Marios Schwab took a more futuristic, geometric approach to the look, adding bold triangular flourishes to a simple khaki dress with a cinched-in waist.
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Burberry was also looking to the future this season with metallic shirtdresses and clear vinyl and lucite accessories.
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Putting her unique, artful spin on the ubiquitous "tribal" trend, Mary Katrantzou proposed flowy printed trapeze dresses with scooped out halter necklines.
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The "matchy matchy" look is trending big for spring, and Matthew Williamson was right on the pulse with this tie-dye navy and orange blouse with matching shorts.
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Peter Pilotto struck a perfect balance between futuristic prints and classic silhouettes with these stripey strapless boustier dresses.
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Echoing the patchworked leather look we saw at Proenza Schouler, Preen's crisp wrap dresses were composed of mixed-up snake prints in yellow, grey and green.
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Mulberry took their cool London girl to the countryside this season with prim floral dresses paired with practical wool outerwear.
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Aussie label Sass & Bide showed sleek separates and futuristic dresses accented in glinting silver.
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J.W. Anderson introduced an architectural element to his signature prints by creating trousers with billowy silk panels cut into quirky shapes.
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If you haven't already, invest in a colorful matching suit like this shocking red version from Jonathan Saunders for next season.
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Acne gave a strapless striped dress a hint of downtown cool by layering it over a classic white tee.
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Knitwear designer Mark Fast put an urban spin on his crocheted creations by showing them with blingy gold jewelry and blown-out hairdos.
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Pringle of Scotland's perfectly tailored outerwear pieces were finished with color-blocked collars for Spring '13.
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Michelle Obama favorite Roksanda Illincic showed tummy-baring dresses in rich jewel tones.
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