The Top 10 Trends from London Fashion Week

London went beyond the call of duty with Heathers references to so-bad-it's-good rebel chic.
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London went beyond the call of duty with Heathers references to so-bad-it's-good rebel chic.
L-R: Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford, Emilia Wickstead, Christopher Kane, Paul Smith

L-R: Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford, Emilia Wickstead, Christopher Kane, Paul Smith

The second stop on Fashion Month's whirlwind four-city tour, London went beyond the call of duty. This season's shows managed to pack a youthquake of sorts along with a customary, experimental punch. Confectionary colors, sinister skins, and stitched together prints kicked it all up a notch, as you'll see, when you click through our slide show of the week's most exciting trends.

L-R: Moschino Cheap And Chic, House of Holland, Sister by Sibling, Preen, Christopher Kane

L-R: Moschino Cheap And Chic, House of Holland, Sister by Sibling, Preen, Christopher Kane

Theme: Like, Totally!

Molly, Tiffany, Heather, Heather and (you guessed it) Heather all took London's runways for spring 2014. These gals--tongues placed firmly in cheek--are totally about the all things pretty, pink, and primed for a good time.

L-R: Tom Ford, John Rocha, KTZ, Mark Fast, Erdem

L-R: Tom Ford, John Rocha, KTZ, Mark Fast, Erdem

Theme: Rebel, Rebel

Spring 2014 offered up a new crop of London collections that were so unapologetically good at being bad, we couldn't help but take notice. Oil-slick finishes, cobwebby crochets, and hardcore studs were totally unstoppable.

L-R: Peter Pilotto, Temperley, Emilia Wickstead, Ryan Lo at Fashion East, Marques'Almeida

L-R: Peter Pilotto, Temperley, Emilia Wickstead, Ryan Lo at Fashion East, Marques'Almeida

Color: Mojito

Consider a cool citric spectrum that's equal parts vibrant lime and coy mint. Shaken, not stirred.

L-R: Eudon Choi, J.W. Anderson, Felder Felder, Temperley, Mulberry

L-R: Eudon Choi, J.W. Anderson, Felder Felder, Temperley, Mulberry

Color: Calling Your Blush

The tones you wanna smudge on the apples of your cheeks pop up all over London's runways for spring 2014. Mixing makeup tones into one ensemble delivered the most complexly feminine stories.

L-R: Burberry Prorsum, KTZ, Preen, Christopher Raeburn, Antonio Berardi

L-R: Burberry Prorsum, KTZ, Preen, Christopher Raeburn, Antonio Berardi

Material: Plastica Fantastica

Synthetic finishes brought to mind the crinkled luster of cellophane wrappers as well as the sterility of hazmat suits. Buff to a shine.

L-R: Mulberry, Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino Cheap And Chic

L-R: Mulberry, Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino Cheap And Chic

Print + Pattern: Jail Break

No longer relegated to prison togs, these two stripe motifs bring a confident rhythm to spring 2014's simplified silhouettes. You won't have to read between these lines--unexpected tones, intriguing textures, and vertical orientations make a beeline to the front of this pack.

L-R: Mulberry, Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino Cheap And Chic, Preen

L-R: Mulberry, Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino Cheap And Chic, Preen

Detail: Modern Magpie

The season's patchwork motifs are a bricolage of eclectic prints and textured fabrics. From sweatshirts to slip dresses, no shapes are off limits.

L-R: Meadham Kirchoff, House of Holland, Burberry, Erdem, Preen

L-R: Meadham Kirchoff, House of Holland, Burberry, Erdem, Preen

Styling: Neighborhood Watch

The busybody that lives next door can be oh-so-shady. Why, you ask? If you had such quirky-glam sunnies, you'd be throwin' some major shade too.

L-R: Preen, Barbara Casalola, Marios Schwab, Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders

L-R: Preen, Barbara Casalola, Marios Schwab, Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders

Key Item: Above and Beyond

The season's breakout must-have, the slip dress, tries on intriguingly translucent, sheer layers. See what lies beneath.

L-R: Thomas Tait, Mary Katrantzou, Antonio Berardi, KTZ, Eudon Choi

L-R: Thomas Tait, Mary Katrantzou, Antonio Berardi, KTZ, Eudon Choi

Key Item: Candy Moto

The season's newest moto-jackets drive candy-colored and playfully-printed details forward. How sweet it is!