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The runways at London Fashion Week are set to showcase some of the big names in British and Irish design today with shows from Julien Macdonald, Henry Holland and Orla Kiely, J. W. Anderson and John Rocha.

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Lily Cole opens Westwood's show with solo dance

Lily Cole (left) with Vivienne Westwood (right) following her Red Label Spring/Summer 2014. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Model Lily Cole kicked off Vivienne Westwood's Red Label show at London Fashion Week with a modern dance.

Lily Cole performs a dance during the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer 2014. Credit: PA Wire

Westwood said the solo performance was a metaphor for their climate change concerns; a theme which ran through the show.

A model walks down the runway showcasing Vivienne Westwood's Red Label Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Credit: PA Wire

Westwood said: "I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I'm a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good."

The theme of climate change ran through the show. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The show closed with an appeal to the audience to fill in a climate change postcard to send to the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-moon.

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