You'll Have a Fashion-Girl Freak-Out Over Burberry's New Bags
How do you celebrate the end of an era? If you're Christopher Bailey, you do it by inviting all your favourite people to a private Jake Bugg concert and showing them some beautiful clothes. Burberry's Kensington Gardens show space was almost unrecognisable as it became a dark and dreamy salon, and we watched as models strutted in sparkly dresses with contrast godets, military-inspired full-length coats, patent trenches, multicoloured snakeskin pieces, and grungy ankle boots. The boys didn't escape the sparkle, either — though only the bravest will try the sequin trousers (sport luxe for him).
As ever, it was a collection that paid homage to all things British, and this season things went even further than usual. Each new patchwork bag (a boxy little number with a big buckle and a wide strap) will be individual, with no two styles exactly the same. Each will be named after a street, town, or village in Britain. By recognising people's nostalgia and patriotism, Bailey has done something special; we're sure you're already picturing that one-off bag named after the village or town you take a strong liking to.
Since Burberry moves to a new show schedule next season, this show was the final bow for the label as we know it at London Fashion Week. And a fitting bow it was. Only Burberry could make a show attended by 1,000 people feel this intimate and special!