It was London's turn to show off its fashions, and designers rocked and romanced audiences.

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The world’s style spotlight shifted to Britain Friday as London Fashion Week kicked off with its set of dizzying shows.

The focus was on British style and creativity but the lineup included many contributors from other parts of the world.

Designers seemed to be searching for roots and authenticity without sacrificing the sexy flair that has come to be part of fashion week. Click through the slideshow to see highlights from London’s turn in the spotlight.