Yes, today was Burberry day at Spring Summer 2014 London Fashion Week. It’s always one of the most anticipated shows of the season due to the large number of celebrities that sit front row, the massive venue constructed just for this occasion, and, of course, the beautiful clothes that are presented. We don’t put that last because of importance, it’s just that the Burberry show is in fact about more than just the clothes that walk down the runway. The Burberry event signifies the entire world of Burberry from the Burberry beauty used backstage on the models, to the celebrities wearing the latest collections on the front row. When you walk into that tent, you walk into a world created by Christopher Bailey for your enjoyment. Even the email you receive moments before the show starts, a personal email from Bailey himself (or so it is made to feel), is a play in making you feel a part of all this glitz and glamour. And boy, does it ever work.
Then come the clothes, the beautiful models and the perfect soundtrack to it all. This season tent thumping music led us through a Burberry look at life for spring summer 2014, from lace trench dresses to soft cashmere tops and coats, this is a collection that is typically Burberry but fabulously new. However, there is a relaxing element to the styles this season that shows almost a bohemian side to Christopher Bailey at times. Coats were larger and more forgiving. There was less waist cinching and more swing coating. Sleeves were exaggerated and there wasn’t a mini skirt in sight. Do I need to tell you about the ladylike trend again? Bailey and Burberry are definitely subscribers.
Now, for those of you wondering who was sitting front row at the show. We had regulars like Anna Wintour and the editor crowd sitting front and centre. Then there was Sienna Miller cozied up with Paloma Faith, Henry Styles (who was presumably there to see Cara Delevingne walk… yes, people are claiming they are an item these days), and finally we saw Naomi Harris and Poppy Delevingne make a last minute entrance before the show started.