Burberry @ LFW
As LFW draws to a close, it is no question that Christopher Bailey stole the stage for his finale catwalk for Burberry. Tiltled ‘Time‘, this was Bailey’s 66th show for the fashion house in 17 years. The show played homage to this, with the garments reflecting on the past, present and future of the iconic Burberry brand. For Bailey, the “show was a point of positive reflection” it combined many aspects of both the Burberry brand and Bailey’s identity as a designer.
Bailey joined Burberry back in 2001 and is credited with rebuilding the fashion house back to being an icon of British Luxury and saving it from the licensing catastrophe which occurred in the years previous to his arrival. Burberry is a brand strongly associated with not only British tailoring but exploration, the original Burberry trench coats were worn by travellers exploring the far ends of the globe.
The garments and collection itself was predominately rainbow coloured – a reflection on the three LGBTQ charities that Burberry supports. The iconic Burberry check was adapted for this theme, with a multicoloured twist on the famous print. Athleisure was present throughout, suiting and tailored coats were paired with vibrant trainers.
Although this is a sad goodbye to Christopher Bailey it is also an exciting new start for such an iconic luxury brand. In his leaving interview, Bailey stated “I’m really excited to see what happens for the future of Burberry. And I’m tremendously proud to be handing over a role that has given me unbelievable joy.” We can’t wait to see what happens next.