Par Purple Haze & The Girl; Photographe Vogue Runway
Iconic house of the Rising Sun.
I never thought that another designer could pull off what Hedi Slimane does so insanely good. Yes the pure magic of folklore that has lately loomed over the Zeitgeist has permeated Christopher Bailey's latest collection for Burberry Prorsum.
The earthbound palettes of the graphic and undulating patterns gave a sense of carelessness and freedom. The curtains of fringe that were decked on ponchos swayed to the beat of House of the Rising Sun that was performed live by Clare Maguire. The classic trench was given a poetic twist - with hand placed tiered fringing - as the classic military-esque beige trench coats were nowhere in sight. While Slimane dressed the leggy Festival kids, Bailey addressed the sophisticated bohemian woman who wanders the earth in silhouettes that channel the decades past. The mirror-embroidery (or shisheh) told the story of her whimsical adventures in India. Kate Moss, sitting front row, is the archetype of the collection, as she was seen wearing a black tasselled poncho.
Even though the British weather is more fickle than the economy, inside the Burberry show there was no need of an umbrella: during the finale it was raining metallic confetti. It was the perfect ending to this beautiful piece of music. Today Bailey gave people a reason to listen, watch and wear. Consider me downright enthralled. █