21/02/2016 07:03 GMT | Updated 21/02/2016 16:59 GMT

London Fashion Week: Lessons In Seductive Style From Preen's #LFW Show

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Models walk the runway at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016/17 at TopShop Show Space on February 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Preen served up a serious lesson in the art of sensual winter style with a catwalk laden with sheer fabrics, sequins and velvet at London Fashion Week.

The British label founded in 1996 by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, was built on a passion for Victoriana and a penchant for mixing the hard with the soft - two elements that were very much at the forefront of their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection on display at the TopShop Show Space on Sunday 21 February.

The contrasting fabrics and textured details were a feast for the senses. So if you want to channel the tactile aesthetic here are eight things we learnt from the show:

1. Layering can be revealing.

2. Velvet bows worn on your head, neck or feet add a tactile element to any outfit.

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3. Jewels shouldn't only be worn on your body.

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4. Exaggerate your silhouette with oversized sleeves.


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5. Bedhead is beautiful.

6. Power texture combos include: Faux fur and sequins...

... leather and lace...

... knits with silk ...

... and velvet with sheer.

7. Pink can be powerful.

8. Compliment rich fabrics with makeup that is subtle with a sheen.

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