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In the wake of New York's frostbitten Fashion Week, we could think of little more than warmer climes and hotter looks. But thankfully, there will always be an England. Here are Refinery29's favorite shows from London Fashion Week.

Christopher Kane
Shifting to a richer assortment of jewel tones, one of London's loudest young lions layered his sharp, romantic tops, skirts, and dresses over an almost uniform base of sheer black.

Marios Schwab
Like Kane, Schwab's work for fall was marked by matte blacks and subtle hints of bondage. Unlike Kane, he incorporated less sexualized silhouettes, best represented through nipped puffy coats and a regal ensemble that seemed equal parts kimono and evening gown.

Jonathan Saunders
Few collections were as innovative as Saunders' bold experiment in thick lines and vertical geometry. (Pictured below left.)

Hamish Morrow
Featuring black, black, and more black, Morrow's latest fall harvest quietly reveled in the time-honored practice of bundling up. (Pictured above right.)

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The East End's P.T. Barnum, Giles Deacon sent model Coco Rocha down the catwalk in a thickly knit wrap so large and arresting that we almost missed the nest of black quills orbiting her face. But the outsized knitwear was also offset with brilliant patchwork dresses and anemone-like gowns.

Nathan Jenden
Every year, the press platoons another developing talent into "rising star" duty. This year's draftee, Nathan Jenden, comes with a New York pedigree, a touch of sock-hop kitsch, and yards and yards of black taffeta.

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