Although the season may have said Spring/Summer, Christopher Bailey clearly did not take this into account when designing his most recent collection.
The show opens with the beautiful Cara Delevingne wearing a stunning plum coloured coat. While a beaded belt and woven raffia hat embellished with a black pom-pom accompany this look forming true Burberry style. The collection then develops and wintery colours such as forest green and mustard yellow are also shown. Whilst high-waisted skirts in deep blue, plum and a burnt orange bring a definite seventies feel to the show. Bailey then induces some colour with a gorgeous canary yellow pleated dress accompanied by a muted beige jacket. Its looks sensational, while the beaded belts that are shown, give the collection a very ethnic rooting. The show develops and some seriously bold graphic printing is shown, again with that same wintery colour scheme. Occasionally we see a stab of bright turquoise blue, which brings the summery stance back to the collection and evades that wintery vibe. Stripes are also big this season at Burberry, as we see many of the models wearing striped high-waisted pencil skirts and striped trench coats. Bailey then re-works his signature Burberry checked back into the trench coats reminding us that yes this is a Burberry collection. But for me the look of the show was a midnight blue high waisted pencil skirt teamed together with Persian blue blouse, the split down the front reminded us that Burberry is not just conventional, it’s flirty too. While the peaked raffia cap brought a sense of urbanity to a well groomed and what some may call classic look.
Overall a very warm and African influenced collection from Christopher Bailey, from the long coats to the peaked hats we shall definitely be hoping that the summer heat does not interfere with our new acquired Burberry wardrobes.
Images taken from www.nowfashion.com