The classics of fashion- the biker jacket, the aviation jacket, the gritty parka, the trench coat- all these have gone through the drastically reinventing creativity of Christopher Bailey. And London Fashion Week 2014, displaying the spring/summer 2015 collection of the houses, experienced a never-imagined-before reinvention of the classic indigo denim jacket!
The Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2015 show, held at Kensington Gardens at Hyde Park, London was a captivating display of fashion and an outstanding presentation of youthful, bright summer colors and designs. The entire space- from floor to ceiling- was decorated in beautiful butterfly and insect motifs. Every classic piece was presented with a lovely fashionable twist. And the best part is, there was plenty of options to get spoiled and it looked like never ending! 🙂
Malaika Firth opened the show while James Bay was performing live in the background. Among the front row, most noticeable were former Burberry girls Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne along with the ace photographer Mario Testino. To my personal delight, I also got to see Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma in the front row. Suki Waterhouse, Jourdan Dunn graced the model line-up and Paloma Firth, Jamie Bower, Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevingne were also spotted in the front row, so did Anna Wintour & Hamish Bowles.
Malaika introduced the show in the talk-of-the-town denim jacket-a fitted wasp-waisted jean jacket with white sheepskin erupting out from under its little peplum. This very jacket had its own multiple versions at the show- some were lined in sprouting white ostrich feathers, whereas, others were fiercely cropped; while some other was clad in dusty pink mink, or rendered in grass green suede with a glossy plastic collar and breast pockets.
Along with turning his hand to the classic one and inventing this revolutionary denim jacket, Bailey also introduced, all houses most common accessory- the sneakers. The Burberry Field Sneakers are available in all-white upper-body with a bright, colored foamy sole and in rainbow colors. There were many styles of walking shoes in primary colors and Cara was spotted wearing one of those pairs already! However, there were about 20 different designs & colors of footwear, also including Burberry Field Flats in rainbow colors & Book Cover Print Field Sneakers, seen on the runway! 🙂 The Burberry Butterfly Shades were also noticeable.
Adding to the endlessness of options, was the collection of different handbags ( my most favorite part of any closet/ runway/ store 😛 )- Book Cover Print Bags, Pouches, Portfolio Bags, and of course, the 3 different types of Bee Bag– one is made with hand painted leather, second type is a combination of denim & patent leather, where the third type gets the iconic Burberry Horseferry Check. Obviously, the bags were also brought in generous designs & colors! (hmm… although they are way too expensive, just like the Prada SS14, I must manage to get one of these 😉 The second most interesting part of the runway, was perhaps, the Book Cover Print Trench Coats– again, in bright, youthful colors and numerous designs. Need more to get spoiled? Wait, it’s not over yet! 😉
(aint this the most beautiful view a runway can ever give you? at least, surely for me 🙂 )
Simple tulle belt and cobweb tulle dresses as light as candy floss hugging bodies in sensual swathes of bandaged twists/ pleats; over sized prints of butterflies; enlarged and abstract bumble bee motifs; slogans screaming “adventure'”, “sun”, “insects”, “flower” plastered over pouches, trench coats and printed dresses; yellow paillette skirt & dress and opaque sequin jacket with shearling collar & dress- all made with massive sequins – all these made this collection a perfect way to welcome the spring/summer season with 100% fashion.
Another delightful news to all the fashionistas is that Burberry also introduced 2 sets of Runway Nail Polish Collection each having 3 different shades of blue- Stone Blue, Aqua Green, Imperial Blue and pink- Hydrangea Pink, Bright Coral Red, Pink Azalea,- matching with the colors of the runway and presented in a gift box.
Although, many pieces of the collection feel more suitable for winter than for summer, it seems like Bailey has played the game quite smartly by bringing highly fashionable items which can be seen on the streets throughout the year! And for me, it was a complete collection full of youthful, lively fashion!
– your fashionista next door,
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p.s.: I didn’t want to pick the top 3 looks of mine for this collection, as it seemed injustice to any of the other pieces not making the top 3. 😛 They are all incredibly amazing! xoxo