LFW kicked off with Burberry's everything-old-is-new again show (watch it live here), followed by wunderkind JW Anderson, romantic at heart Simone Rocha and the First Lady of prints Mary Katrantzou.

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Christopher Bailey brought back the classic Burberry check and contrasted it with transparent lace dresses and plastic rain jackets. With the combined men's and women's shows, you could sense Christopher Bailey pushing back against tradition, while also trying to retain some of the classic British eccentricities via socks and sandals, and knitted Fair Isle scarves and jumpers.

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Over at JW Anderson, earthy tones and soft, figure-hugging silhouettes referenced the designer's thoughts about our need to be "grounded" in the face of the digital world. Free from his usual trickery, there was a languid ease to this collection, which will no doubt appeal to many women.

London Fashion Week begins!  What you’ve missed so far

Meanwhile, Simone Rocha's cascade of beautiful doll-like girls was a lesson in detailed ruching, ruffles and gorgeous volume. Confessing to a childhood love of dolls in Victoriana garb - it wasn't hard to see this line of influence manifested in the rosy pink cheeks, hair barrettes and white silk dresses in the collection.

London Fashion Week begins!  What you’ve missed so far

Mary Katrantzou brought back the bubble hem, utilising it in her most voluminous looks. Not so into '80s volume? The designer also presented a couple of embroidered looks that were cut close to the body, but as bold and elaborate in detail as her louder looks.

London Fashion Week begins!  What you’ve missed so far