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Alexandra Shulman, The Playboy Club, London Fashion Week &Amp; Next Season's Top Trends

14/08/2014 16:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

Last night was the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 finale and what better way to celebrate a week of fabulous catwalk shows than with a Q&A session with British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman at Playboy Club London. Yes, really.

Aside from those Bunnies (it was all very ironic), Shulman talked about the fashion industry: the shows, the designer greats, next season's biggest trends and the good ol' British high street.

Here's the need-the-knows on last night's event...

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Alexandra was wearing?

A Simone Rocha dress and Nicolas Kirkwood heels.

On London Fashion Week success?

""London has definitely graduated to become a major player in the industry - 58 scheduled shows and an estimated revenue of £100 million generated over five days!"

The FROW scene?

"There has definitely been fewer celebrities this year - I think it will become less about who's sitting on the front row but dressing celebrities will continue to become a big part of the industry."

Next season's biggest trends?

"Monochrome is a major trend for next Spring/Summer."

"Florals - Christopher Kane's reproductive-inspired flowers, Matthew Williamson's lace daisies and Preen's floral patchworks. Florals please everyone."

"Modern ladylike - see Emilia Wickstead and Matthew Williamson collections, very Michelle Obama worthy."

"Androgyny - Victoria Beckham gets this very right - she's definitely moved on from her signature Galaxy dresses!"

When it comes to creating a runway spectacle - who gets it right every time?

"Prada, of course. Christopher Kane is also extremely talented"

On print vs digital?

"I'm very evangelical about print journalism - it has a hell of a lot of life in it yet! And that goes for bricks and mortar shops too."

Fashion is?

A movement - "It's trends, it's looking at the way people dress, it has to move constantly.- Yes, it's chaotic and schizophrenic but I'm all for the chaos."

On the high street replicating the catwalk?

"I'm cool with it. Most people can't buy high fashion or have much disposable income so if they can buy fashion that the high street have copied from the catwalk that's ok. There is the matter of ethical fashion, but brands like Primark have a fairly clean act."

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Need to play catch up on the runway shows from London Fashion Week S/S 2014? Check out all of our show reports right here.

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