words by Mikelle Street, FIASCO fashion journalist.
If there is a “red carpet” fashion show at London Fashion Week it would have to be Christopher Bailey’s Burberry
An increasingly larger event, this year’s show was broadcasted to more people than probably any show has been prior, utilizing various social media platforms. Before sending out each look, with their ethnic prints, caps, and stacked wooden wedges, the brand tweeted them from backstage, providing followers with the very first glance of each looks.
What they saw was an african vibe made palpable through prints and wooden beading as well as sarongs, that was a holdover from the men’s presentation this summer. A blatant spring collection this is not, as most Burberry collections aren’t, as models came down with trench coats with full pleated skirts, and long sleeves, one didn’t immediately think of beaming sunlight. Coupled with the large linen parkas and Bailey’s signature bag for the season, the the Burberry Whipstitch, the collection took on a vibe that though beautiful, was a bit hulking.