Although this show was presented during London Fashion Week, I left it last as it’s nothing to do with Spring/Summer collections what it should have been too. Christopher Bailey is risking a lot, skipping/repeating (who knows?) a whole season and sending the whole collection straight from the runway to retail, and only time will tell whether this risk will pay off. And yes, it wasn’t the only big change in this fashion month, but certainly the most radical.
Of course the most devoted fans of the fashion house and everybody else, who wants to be trendy before everyone else, and has the proper bank account too (fashionistas with deeper pockets, right?) will sure buy this collection. There’s no more months waiting to the most covetable pieces, and it’s here right in time, when fall has just really-really arrived. On the other hand, ladies – likes to see some experience and/or inspiration too or don’t have those deep pockets (hi there :)), – won’t jump on this bandwagon.
But lets speak a bit about the clothes themselves, shall we? In short it was very Burberry based on yet other piece of British heritage, most specifically on Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando: A Biography, which is not a coincidence, as Bailey presented the complete women’s and menswear all in one show (which is not that big, but still change by itself).
On a longer note this collection is all about prints clashed with other prints sleepwear, layers upon layers and heavy military style boots, which is pretty handy on a sleepy cold winter day, I give you that. Colourwise burgundy, navy and mustard were the most important, and it would be pointless to argue, that these are the best colours for Winter, in every sense of the word. My favourite piece most certainly is that white off-the-shoulder top which seems like has nothing to do with the rest of the collection, but looks so edgy nonetheless.
What do you think about these changes? And about the collection itself?
Photos via vogue.co.uk