By Rachel Satell
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey took the fashion world through the ’60s to the sound of Carole King’s croon all the way to the 70s to the tune of George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord.” The Seventies trend that has captured the attention of the fashion world this season is alive and well in Burberry’s latest collection. Bailey wowed the fashion world yet again in his second year as the Chief Executive and Chief Creative Officer for the iconic British brand.
Suede fringe, paisley prints and floral motifs recaptured the essence of the bygone era. The folksy collection evoked a time when Laura Hutton, Jerry Hall and Beverly Johnson dominated the runway. The classic Burberry tartan-print scarf, a staple for the fashion giant, got a retro update full of fringe. Bucket bags will continue to be the bag of the moment if Bailey has his say. This season’s bag comes in an array of prints, patterns and fabrics: camo, leopard, suede and pony hair.
Kensington Garden was transformed into a retro paradise and the stars came out to witness it, in all it’s glory. Sam Smith, Cara Delevigne, Jourdan Dunn and Kate Moss all sat front row. Naomi Campbell made an entrance, in an over-the-top white fur coat, arriving after the models had hit the catwalk. Not even Campbell’s late entrance could distract show-goers from the models strutting to the seventies soundtrack in what are sure to be the must-have pieces of the season. We anticipate that Burberry’s take on the bucket bag will be the newest must have on every fashion girl and guys’ must have list.
Photos: Style.com, WWD
Sources: Style.com, The Guardian