Burberry A/W 2016
Mood board: There were LOTS of changes at Burberry this season. Firstly, the collection shown on the runway will no longer be referred to as Prorsum – the brand is instead uniting all of its labels (Brit and London included) under the one Burberry banner. And secondly, this A/W 2016 collection is now available to preorder online or preview in store in London for the next week, before it up sticks for the brand’s Paris Faubourg Saint-Honoré flagship.
Scene setting: Following on from Christopher Bailey’s January menswear show, Burberry’s Kensington Gore tent also underwent an interior refresh, with its folding camping stools replaced by fumed oak benches, topped with a plush teal suede (produced by Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran’s Benchmark), and set out in a more intimate configuration.
Best in show: Jake Bugg took to the catwalk with new single On My One as Bailey’s high-shine magpie presentation was set to shimmer with heavily sequined or metallic jacquard box pleated dresses, topped with a spectrum of military coats, piped in yellow or red, and finished with gleaming gold buttons. Titled ‘A Patchwork’, there was an anarchic charge to the collection that was all glam rock minis or super flares silhouette speaking, with overall highlights including Bailey’s blanket plaid wool topcoat and an oversized navy pea coat that’s destined to see plenty of action a shore.