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LONDON — In a city known for its fabulous street style, you can be sure that when local stylists and editorial assistants turn up for a runway show, they’re dressed in their trendiest best. Beat up army jackets, suede pirate boots, tiered...

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LONDON — In a city known for its fabulous street style, you can be sure that when local stylists and editorial assistants turn up for a runway show, they’re dressed in their trendiest best. Beat up army jackets, suede pirate boots, tiered mini-skirts, shaggy fur vests, beaded moccasins, glittery scarves and balloon-legged jumpsuits aren’t the stuff of fantasy. In London, they’re mere wardrobe staples.
Here, members of the city’s fashion tribe show their stuff.

LONDON TRENDS

Below, some of the runway trends that emerged during the spring fashion shows last week:

Industrial trimmings, including snaps, toggles and straps.

Jumpsuits and coveralls.

Deconstruction, with flapping and fluttering everywhere.

Eighties-inspired silhouettes: tiered skirts, gym shorts and Norma Kamali’s workout wear.

Hand-drawn prints, including doodles, stick figures, scribbles and brush strokes.

Tuxedo tailoring and details.

Cargo and combat pants in parachute silk.

Fifties-inspired prom-girl skirts and crinoline dresses.

Tracksuit jackets and pants in velour or nylon.

Day-Glo colors and primary brights.

Wacky Liberty-inspired, batik, plaid and Seventies wallpaper prints.

Slouchy tailoring à la Anne Demulemeester.

This story first appeared in the September 18, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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