The F/W 10 edition of London Fashion Week (Feb. 19-24) started off on a desolate note, following the tragic passing away of Alexander Lee McQueen, the designer who very much epitomized London fashion at its most groundbreaking and exceptional.

Highlights of the week included, quite predictably, the show by LFW favorite Christopher Kane, who departed completely from his romantic spring proposition in favor of a stark, sharply cut affair decorated with colorful appliqués. Richard Nicoll, meanwhile, sent out a collection underpinned by elongated silhouettes and the use of velvet. Another strong contender, just as anticipated, was rising star Holly Fulton, she of the distinctive, Art Deco-esque prints that took the fash pack by storm last season.

The ability to churn out hot new talent may be LFW’s defining characteristic, but the event that stole the show was unmistakably Burberry Prorsum’s presentation. Attracting attention not so much for the media friendly front row—this season’s stars included Kate Hudson, Claire Danes and Kristen Stewart — but for its efforts in modernizing global consumer culture. The show was streamed live in 2D and broadcast in 3D to private viewings in Dubai, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, while parts of the highly coveted aviation-inspired collection could be pre-ordered online as soon as the models hit the catwalk. Lasting for three days only, this exhilarating and instantaneous new shopping formula whipped Burberry aficionados across the world into a frenzy and the initiative will no doubt inspire other brands to follow suit.

Ending the week on Feb. 24, Menswear Day proved that it’s becoming a worthwhile institution in its own right. This season saw strong showings from Carolyn Massey and J.W. Anderson, as well as the eclectic and ultra hip affair that is Fashion East’s Menswear Installation that brought together a slew of worthwhile names working across the fields of apparel, accessories, footwear and jewelry.

—Emma Holmqvist