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Published 17/09/2013 | 10:50

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Anna Wintour attends the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tom Ford's silhouettes were powerful at London Fashion Week.

The designer showed his Spring/Summer 14 collection during the series of catwalk shoes, boasting pieces that were sure to catch people's attention.

Shoulders seemed inspired by the '80s and were given a strong, boxy look in many of the designs.

One white furry jacket had accentuated shoulders and was cropped and teamed with crisp white trousers.

Besides the big shoulders, glitter was the main element of the show.

A trouser suit was made completely out of aqua sparkly material and featured a high neck, skinny-leg pants and matching high heels.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Anna Wintour attends the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during London Fashion Week on September 16, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
A model presents a creation by US designer Tom Ford during the 2014 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week in London, on September 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 29: Assistant to Anna Dello Russo at Vogue Japan wears Tom Ford shoes, Celine sunglasses, Chanel bag, Balmain skirt, shirt and belt and an Hermes bracelet on day 4 of Paris Collections: Men on June 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during London Fashion Week on September 16, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks the runway at the Tom Ford show during London Fashion Week SS14 at on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

While this was a more covered-up look, other models showed off their endless legs in tiny mini dress.

Again in glitter material, they came in colours including dark red, black and silver.

Cara Delevingne attends Paula Goldsteins voyagedetudes.com launch in the Punch Room at The London EDITION on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for The London EDITION)
Cara Delevingne attends Paula Goldsteins voyagedetudes.com launch in the Punch Room at The London EDITION on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for The London EDITION)
(L to R) Portia Freeman, Angela Scanlon, Polly Morgan and Arlissa attend the front row at the Whistles show during London Fashion Week
Samantha Barks (L) and Portia Freeman attend the front row at the Whistles show during London Fashion Week SS14
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Polly Morgan attends the front row at the Whistles show during London Fashion Week SS14 at Heron Tower on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Whistles)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Angela Scanlon attends the front row at the Whistles show during London Fashion Week SS14 at Heron Tower on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Whistles)
Amber Anderson
Arlissa
Portia Freeman
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 14: Jameela Jamil is sighted during London Fashion Week on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
Laura Bailey attends the Sister By Sibling show during London Fashion Week
Laura Whitmore is sighted during London Fashion Week
Lady Victoria Hervey is sighted during London Fashion Week
Josephine de la Baume attends the front row at the Whistles show
Mutya Buena, Siobhan Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan are sighted during London Fashion Week
Amber Atherton attends the Bora Aksu show during London Fashion Week SS14
Laura Whitmore attends the Bora Aksu show during London Fashion Week SS14
Harry Styles attends the Ian Schrager and Arne Sorensen (Marriott CEO) hosted cocktails and canapes at The London EDITION
Presenter Laura Whitmore attends the Zoe Jordan show during London Fashion Week
Laura Whitmore attends the Fyodor Golan show during London Fashion Week SS14
Alexa Chung attends the Ian Schrager and Arne Sorensen (Marriott CEO) hosted cocktails and canapes at The London EDITION

While some were made of opaque shimmering fabric, other numbers were part sheer with glitter detail covering the models' modesty.

Leather might more often than not be associated with biker jackets, but Tom turned the material into tiny party dresses.

Models sashayed down the runway in brown leather frocks that finished above mid-thigh.

Other numbers incorporated the traditional leather jackets worn with a mini of the same material.

British actor Colin Firth sat front row to watch Tom's designs come down the runway.

Giles Deacon also showed yesterday, offering up a melancholy Spring/Summer 14 collection.

The designer showed pieces printed with sombre photographs in dark colours.

A slip dress featured a picture of a woman gazing into the distance, while a playsuit had a similar print and a sheer top that left little to the imagination.

Later on in the show things lightened up a little thanks to pink and purple lip prints on dresses and jackets.

London Fashion Week finishes today with lines by Anya Hindmarch and Simone Rocha.

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