London Fashion Week AW13: The most inspiring designers

LFW AW13: Top five most inspiring fashion designers, including Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Westwood

London Fashion Week AW13 more than proved itself to be the most inspirational live fashion platform in the world.

The likes of Burberry Prorsum, Vivienne Westwood and Tom Ford lit up the runways with their autumn winter 2013 collections, revealing the new fashion rules for the coming seasons.

A lot of work goes in to putting the catwalk shows together, but ultimately it's the fashion designers at the helm who set the agenda and push the boundaries.

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What LFW AW13 has taught me, is to be less fearful when it comes to colours and prints. It's encouraged me to take bolder fashion choices and to, finally, go beyond my own fashion comfort zone; and that's thanks to the next top 5 London Fashion Week's most inspirational stylists.

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a perfect example of a stylist who has been able to realise an extravagant but highly wearable, new collection.

Presenting her AW13 Red Label collection at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Westwood has gifted the audience with audacious prints and colours ranging from blue to burgundy. Addressing women with different shapes and sizes, Westwood's collection showed a variety of pencil dresses, suits and tailored trousers.

Westwood, who is a political activist, also made sure to add 'climate revolution' badges on the outfits; just when we thought we couldn't love her more…

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Peter Pilotto

I really enjoyed Peter Pilotto's show; it was new, it experimented with shapes and colours and presented beautiful fashion pieces for modern girls who aren't afraid of being brave when it comes to fashion.

Pilotto's fabrics had a precious feel while his designs managed to be geometrically intricate yet incredibly harmonious; Pilotto's was one of my favourite collections presented at London Fashion Week.

Tom Ford

Tom Ford has always been one of my favourite stylists but that's not the reason he appears in this list; well, maybe, just a little.

Despite my evident preference, Ford's collection has been an absolute success and it hasn't failed to both shock and inspire us all.

His collection brought to the catwalk a revival of animal prints with an arty twist. Colours were bold and we saw quite a lot of Zebra's prints on tops and dresses. I am not a big fan of animal prints but this collection convinced me that it is really up to the stylist's taste and, nevertheless, talent.

Ford's collection had elements of chic and urban and I am sure it will provide inspiration for our outfits next season.

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry was the highlight of London Fashion week and it couldn't have possibly been otherwise considering its incredibly fresh and young collection.

Animal prints and wet look fabrics were Burberry's most evident and appreciated trends and they will definitely be a big hit next autumn.

Louise Gray

Scottish designer Louise Gray had the power to shock me deeply; in a good way of course.

With rings and bracelets made from discarded toilet rolls and models wearing tart tins instead of earrings, Ms Grey's recycling message was not only understood but also celebrated by the audience.

Her models, dressed as angry housewives, revamped some of the most popular trends of the season such as the use of metallic colours and 70s inspired flower patterns.

London Fashion Week didn't disappoint fashion lovers and experts. With animal prints, metallic colours and nervous lines, next season women from all over the world will only have one choice to make: be bold or be not.