Check out our review of the star-studded Burberry Prorsum AW14 show here.
You can’t deny Christopher Bailey knows how to put on a good show. He presented his latest collection in the ginormous tent in Kensington Gardens to an impressive crowd of Harry Styles, Tinie Tempah, Olivia Palermo, Anna Wintour and Bradley Cooper, there to support his girlf (and Rollacoaster cover star) Suki Waterhouse. The show was accompanied, as always, by live performances this season including Paloma Faith who closed the show.
The initial feel of the show was travellers, the theme seemed to continue from the last menswear show with the aztec prints and massive blanket ponchos. The creative inspiration for the collection was the British decorative art of the Bloomsbury set and Charleston, the country home and meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals who formed the group.
The iconic Burberry trench and shearling coat was updated with hand painted watercolour-style floral prints and belted at the waist with flowing silk scarves. The silhouette was relaxed with oversized ponchos and coats and textured layers, with a colour palette of elderberry, cameo pink, blackcurrant, bright olive. BTW we want/need one of those initial blanket ponchos.