Bridging the gap between fashion and the arts further still by paying homage to acclaimed British novelist and writer Bruce Chatwin, Burberry Prorsum’s Menswear SS15 collection features original illustrations and typographic prints, driven by vintage English book cover designs.
Whilst the live sound of British singer, Benjamin Clementine resonated through the sweet summer air, the SS15 Burberry models advanced down the catwalk in a formation of colour progression. Divulging from a deep plum, with accents of lime and violet in the form of floppy non-structured hats, to a midnight blue, burnt orange, marigold yellow and emerald green – the entire spectrum was covered this time around at Burberry.
Whilst AW14 was built for the nomadic traveller with shearling coats, layers and fur, SS14 entitled ‘Book Covers & Bruce Chatwin’, was for the creative man, the writer, the poet, the artist. Designed and painted in house, each artwork was then printed onto cashmere, cotton and leather, presenting us with a visual feast of typography plastered onto scarves, oversized satchels and leather folio cases. Other stand out pieces included a sharp tailored double breasted suit jacket, a modern tangerine hued take on the classic duffle coat, an all over logo-branded trench coat and of course the floppy hats worn with each and every look throughout.
Following the show, Josh Record played a live set in the courtyard of the show space, a continuation of the serene atmosphere set by Benjamin Clementine from the offset.
Words: Brooke McCord
Backstage Photography: Amy Beasley
Show images courtesy of Burberry.