Burberry's embracing all kinds of elements for autumn winter 2014. Creatively speaking, Christopher Baily definitely broadened his outlook on the capabilities of the brand with both pattern and colour. In fact, if it weren't for the layering of the garments, such patterns and colours would lead us to believe we were watching spring summer 2014 instead. Maybe it's the London weather that lead Bailey to look towards a brighter future for the brand. We all know it can't get much grayer, so any colour at all is a welcome change to the climate during autumn winter in England.
While we sat there wondering about the influences of the collection, a press release popped into our inbox - it wouldn't surprise us at all if Burberry are already in development of an app that can read your mind while at the show. Burberry revealed that the collection is titled "The Bloomsbury Girls." It stated inspiration was taking from "the British decorative art of the Bloomsbury set." There is no doubting that this collection was decorative. From the hand painted footwear to the painted shearling coat, this was a collection that is the new Burberry Bohemian and it's a look we're putting our full weight behind.
Now, we all know the celebrity angle is a huge draw to the Burberry show. So let's just quickly list out all who were there.... Harry Styles, Tinie Tempah, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas, Bradley Cooper, Naomie Harris, Felicity Jones, Melanie Laurent, Daniel Brühl, Jamie Campbell Bower, Angelababy, Carina Lau, Guey Lun-Mei, Kangana Ranaut, Beren Saat, Harvey Weinstein, Mohammed Al Turki, Mario Testino, Mira Duma, Greg James, Cat Deeley, Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevingne and Felicitas Rombold. Models walking the show included Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Jean Campbell, Malaika Firth, Neelam Johal, Matilda Lowther, Jourdan Dunn, Charlotte Wiggins, Edie Campbell, Sung Hee Kim and Xiao Wen Ju.
There were 1500 people in attendance all together... whoa! Let's stop and talk about that for a moment. 1500 people piled into Kensington Gardens. It was definitely the biggest show of the season, as they always are, and was not only a showcase of designing talent, but also performing talents. British musicians Paloma Faith, Ed Harcourt and Rhodes all performed live as catwalk models walked the length of the runway.
As always, a beautiful collection, a magnificent setting and a big moment to remember.