The queens were out in force at London Fashion Week

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The queens were out in force at London Fashion Week

As fashion month rolls on, we take a look at some of the fashion highlights from London Fashion Week

Nothemba Mkhondo

London Fashion Week ended on Sunday. It is a city-wide celebration of individualism, openness and diversity, and for the first time Queen Elizabeth II attended. There were many great moments, but these were some of our best:
The queen sits in the FROWEverybody loves a new and surprising face on the front row. New York had Cardi B and London had none other than the Queen of England herself. The queen sneaked into the show and sat next to the queen of fashion, Anna Wintour.
We can only wonder what they were talking about. The queen made her Fashion Week debut to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to designer Richard Quinn. The moment sparked a range of debate across media sites about sunglasses etiquette since Wintour refrained from removing hers to address the queen.Burberry supports LGBTQFor Christopher Bailey’s last show for Burberry he made a powerful statement by reinventing the classic Burberry check with rainbow-hued stripes, in support of LGBTQ+ youth.
“My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to, and in support of, some of the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world,” Bailey wrote on the company’s Instagram account.
“There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.” 
Tailored drama at Gareth PughGareth Pugh is known for adding a lot of drama to the runway with his seasonal collections. This season, Pugh presented a surprisingly covetable collection of sleek tailoring with serious attitude.
From the powerful, oversized shoulders, to the impeccably slouched paper-bag trousers and the sculpted leather looks, Pugh made a serious case for feminine yet powerful tailoring.Mad hattersHeadwear is bigger than ever this season, and it’s definitely a must-try sartorial update. From Isa Arfen’s giant berets to the theatrical hats and fascinators at Mulberry, what better way to make a statement than with larger-than-life headgear?

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