Sunday, 26 February 2012

Burberry at London Fashion Week

Well I'm sure you've all heard about the impressive show Burberry put on last week to showcase their Autumn/Winter collection but if you haven't, here's a quick review.

Taking place in a marquee in the beautiful Hyde Park, Burberry welcomed a host of fashion and Hollywood's finest.

There was obviously a big focus on outerwear, with coats and jackets coming quilted, belted or cropped, with peplums (short pieces of fabric attached to create a frill) becoming a recurring theme both in the jackets and pencil skirts.

The collection was kept playful with owl motif jumpers (Kate Bosworth already had hers), and fox clasps or bows on the belts, however I believe that the Burberry remains a more grown-up and sophisticated brand, for a women aged late twenties and above (so I'm not really sure why Cara Delevingne and Emma Watson have been chosen as faces for the brand).

Kate Bosworth head-to-toe in Burberry's latest collection

For the Grand Finale? A simulated rain storm fell down outside the marquee whilst gold ticker-tape fell onto the models as they all processed together donning beautiful striped umbrellas.

'I love the British weather, so it was to celebrate that.' says Christopher Bailey, the Chief Creative Officer at Burberry.  I do have to admit that rainy days put me into a much better mood than any sunny one can.

The full show can be seen here, but if you're in a hurry skip to 14 mins to see the downpour.