London fires up catwalks, aims for spot as global ‘fashion destination’

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Models are reflected in mirrors backstage at the Felder Felder Spring/Summer 2014 collection during London Fashion WeekBy Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – British designers kicked off the London leg of the fashion calendar's womenswear season on Friday with a call to celebrate London as a global "fashion destination" on a par with Paris, Milan and New York. Known for its edgy street style, London is often called fashion's loveable rogue for its eclectic mix of new designers and established brands such as Burberry, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood's Red Label. …

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