The darkly romantic looks on the first day of Milan fashion week may have been a palette cleanser from the rainbow-splashed prints on display over the weekend from all the young guns in London. But you might still be wondering what wild and wonderful British fashion stood out from the digital swirl—which is why we’ve compiled the ultimate crib sheet of the season’s most well-reviewed shows.
Just as we did for our New York roundup, we’ve culled all the bon mots from critics for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Style.com, and Vogue.com, among other friends and bloggers. Since we read everything (quite literally) so you don’t have to, this time we’ve also turned our attention to Vogue.com UK, SHOWstudio.com, Graziadaily.co.uk, and a host of UK broadsheets, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Daily Mail.
The result is a comprehensive guide to London fashion week’s most riveting fashion moments—from indoor rainstorms at Burberry to whatever it is that happened at McQ. Which designers came out on top? Flash back with us now. You don’t have to take our word for it.