Think trench coats, think checks, think an aesthetic use of earthy tones, and you’re bound to think, Burberry! Yes, if quintessential British fashion is what you’re after, then no brand does it better than this luxury heritage label.
Need proof? We’ve got plenty! The release of runway images from Burberry’s September 2016 show which was held at their brand new venue, Makers House in Soho, are being pinned, written and talked about among the fashionable lot. The brand’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey stated that this collection was extra special for the fashion house, as various changes were made to bring it closer to the customers. Wearable, chic, and totally versatile with its many separates, the clothes inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando is like “a love letter to the past and to English history, and a kind of dressing up box to visit and revisit,’ said Bailey.
Three rooms painted in dusty hues of the colours that formed the palette for the collection—pink, green, yellow—set the mood for the showcase. The models took head ramp in statement pieces that combined the essence of many contradictions: royal weaves with denims, sweatshirts, and cashmere and silk pyjamas; masculine tailoring with feminine flair; day and night looks worked into one; formal and casual, both thrown in together. Burberry ushered in the new era by celebrating all the people and their life’s moments that led us here.
Our favourites from the collection are the deconstructed trench coats, the very on-trend regimental capes, coats and jackets (including The Cavalry Jacket, The Military Tailcoat and The Parade Jacket), and the new Bridle Bag that takes inspiration from classic British equestrian designs.
Spotted in the front row, looking just as impressed as we are, were the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung, Freida Pinto, Steve McQueen, Olivia Palermo, and Mario Testino, to name a few.