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Buyers may not be seeing France yet, but they're certainly seeing London. Several big New York fashion business names told WWD that they're most excited about the new talent coming out of the UK's fashion capital, which will likely translate into large orders for their stores.
"London is our top stop on the four-city fashion circuit for finding emerging designer talent," Saks Fifth Avenue's senior fashion director Colleen Sherin told the paper.
They're also hitting up social media to shower praises—Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman has been owning the luxury department store's Twitter and Instagram feeds with shots of her favorite looks from the runways.
Though eyes are peeled for the latest designers, buyers certainly aren't ignoring the established brands. Hudson Bay Co.'s senior fashion director, Suzanne Timmins, was a fan of the "sculptural dresses" at Christopher Kane, the "new proportion" at J.W. Anderson, and the "chunky knits with those gorgeous diaphanous skirts" at Jonathan Saunders.
But let's keep in mind that we're only halfway through the Fashion Week cycle—who knows what chords Milan and Paris will strike with these folks.
· Buyers Praise London's Colors, Fabrications [WWD]
· LFW Cheat Sheet: Best Gossip, Celeb Sightings, Runway Stunts [Racked]
· All Fashion Week posts [Racked]