Christopher Bailey’s title was to be taken literally. Classic in the sense that we saw sharp, wearable tailoring and boho vibes coming from the decadently oversized wool shawls, earthy palette and tiled mirror designs. Two separate shows could easily have been conjured from the collection but an expert balance and blend of cohesive colours and luxurious layering meant that no single style stood out, instead they paired together seamlessly. Burberry simultaneously showed their eyewear collection and fed the senses with a live soundtrack from Clare Maguire.
AW15’s Burberry boys have seen the world, you didn’t think they’d come up with these looks on the streets of London did you? Shawl thrown casually over shoulder? Thrown to perfection, more like. The two styles juxtaposed create a curiosity about who would wear this. The hippy gentleman? Opposites, surely. But for this collection, the title seems just right.
Taking place in Burberry’s dual haunt, Kensington Gardens, the tent was blacked out by drapes to create a vast but intimate space. Guests were greeted by British musicians Tenterhook and George Cosby, a longstanding tradition of Burberry’s to champion new artists.
The electric blue shearling jacket, the moss green corduroy mac for casual days, the full leopard print meets frayed Burberry check shawl and finally, something monogrammed so we can have our own little piece of Burberry.