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Erdem's full-length dresses mesmerize at London Fashion Week

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/20/2017 By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
Models wear a creations during the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show in London Monday Feb. 20, 2017. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP) © The Associated Press Models wear a creations during the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show in London Monday Feb. 20, 2017. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — All eyes at London Fashion Week were eagerly awaiting the autumn-winter designs of Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, a Monday night spectacle that caps four days of shows highlighting London's status as a fashion hub to rival Paris, Milan and New York.

A model wears a creation during the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show in London Monday Feb. 20, 2017. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation during the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show in London Monday Feb. 20, 2017. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP)

Buyers, devoted fans and journalists — including American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — were enjoying spring-like temperatures as they viewed a wide range of offerings Monday.

A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

FULL-LENGTH DRESSES TAKE THE HONORS AT ERDEM

Model Adwoa Aboah wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Model Adwoa Aboah wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Erdem show at the Old Selfridges Hotel showed a remarkable unity of vision despite a wide range of colors, fabrics and mood.

A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Canada-born designer Erdem Moralioglu focused almost entirely on long, tightly fitting, ultra-feminine dresses. Instead of exposing wide swaths of his models' flesh, as other designers are doing, he chose to emphasize the female form in its entirety, only rarely choosing to unveil a hint of cleavage.

Model Adwoa Aboah wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Model Adwoa Aboah wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Most of the outfits featured high necks and long sleeves with elaborate detailing, intricate beadwork and delicate embroidery. Oversize coats or high boots seemed to explode with color. The beauty was in the detailing, which gave each piece an individual feel.

A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Some were sparkly, some were subtle and subdued. Despite their differences, the pieces complemented each other, making the entire collection come alive.

A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A model wears a creation by Pringle of Scotland during their Autumn/Winter 2017 show as part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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