Saturday, 7 March 2015

London Fashion Week - Burberry Prorsum

by Charlotte Povey

London Fashion Week has been and gone, but one show among all of them stood out distinctly this year. 

Burberry Prorsum’s Autumn/Winter 2014 show began with the water-coloured London skyline, within the grounds of the fresh gardens of new Kensington. The floral 70’s-inspired garments started to emerge from the backstage doors on to the catwalk. 

Its been traditional for Christopher Bailey (Burberry Prorsum's head designer) to incorporate the classic trench coat or cape within all his shows. This season, it was different, however; the spotlight shifted to sheepskin. Beautifully incorporated with floral embroidery and decorated in simple brushstrokes, Burberry Prorsum's new staple piece is bound to be a trend soon to hit the streets of Britain.

At the entertainment side of the show, this time, Paloma Faith and Rhodes staged a live performance; it wasn’t just the performers who caught the press’ attention - the famous front row garnered almost as much attention as the clothes. Tinie Tempah and Harry Styles both attended, along with the actor Bradley Cooper, fresh from the BAFTAs, who was there to support girlfriend Suki Waterhouse as she walked down the catwalk. 

Also featuring on the notoriously super-model-rich show were: Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, Matilda Lowther, Malaika Firth, Charlotte Wiggins and Sam Rollinson. Christopher Bailey showed his appreciation of their participation by sending each model out for the finale wearing a blanket personalised with their initials - in doing so creating the new trophy piece of the season. 

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