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Hot on the patent heels of New York Fashion Week, London's own spring/summer showcase kicked off on Friday. The biannual show usually generates orders of over £100 million ($158 million) and is one of the fashion world's "big four" events, along with the New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

More than 5,000 visitors are expected to attend the five-day show, which has a reputation for avant-garde quirkiness compared to its more commercial New York cousin. U.K. fashion bastions are always present, and big names at this year's show include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Mulberry and Tom Ford. The show is also a "see and be seen" event for many celebrities, as well as fashion-forward Londoners, who loiter in the vicinity hoping to be snapped by fashion bloggers.

Click ahead for some highlights from London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.

—By CNBC's Katy Barnato with Bianca Schlotterbeck and Alice Tidey

Ian Gavan, Getty Images