Why oh why does Christopher Bailey continue to do this to me?! Showcase a collection, that is so incredible, i contemplate robbing a bank to afford just one item.
Military was the obvious theme for Autumn/Winter at Burberry - complete with gold buttons, buckles and zips. Royal navy blue, shearling/aviator jackets, knee high snakeskin boots, delicate lace dresses, skirts & blouses and ruffles also featured. I particularly loved the delicacy of the lace & against the toughness of the jackets and boots, which gave the looks a whole load of attitude. Utter perfection. There were so many key pieces in the collection that will last a lifetime - definitely an investment.
Their was a real nostalgic element to the whole thing - as though Bailey was concluding Burberry's entire history in one.
It's shows like this that make me proud to be British. New York may be polished, Paris chic and Milan may have utter sex appeal. But at London, expect the unexpected.
I wasnt sure what to expect from Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos this season. But regardless, i was pleasantly surprised. Continuing on with their graphic aesthetic, they took it one step further by featuring lots and lots of texture - fur, snakeskin, tweed, leather...it was all there. Borderline on futuristic, the softer elements kept it grounded - including the colour scheme of dark red, blue, grey and metallic - creating a beautiful balance.
A mixture of tribal and city chic came to mind when i saw this collection by Nathan Jenden. The fusion of tribal prints and small shot of acid colours here and there, combined with muted tones of grey, pale pinks and black created a very unique element to this collection.