Burberry is the first show I saw in live stream on Vogue.com.
I did not expect the Hyde Park runway venue to become a 32-piece orchestra starring Alison Moyet as singer. Right in the middle of the catwalk. Enjoy the show's video clicking here.
But the last thing I would expect is that I'd actually love the collection.
Last seasons I did not like Burberry, at all. Excepted the Winter collection, just for the capes (that were a commercial success).
This show was beautiful -the show itself- and the clothes.
First, the beauty look. A perfect nude make up with a dark cherry lipstick. Everything is from the next Spring Burberry make-up collection (I got my eyes on a gorgeous dark cherry-almost-black nail polish). And by the way I have a crush on this short-haired model, that you can see on a lot of London shows this season.
Chioma Nnadi sums it up perfectly for Vogue Runway:
" That mishmash of techy sportswear and delicate vintage-inspired eveningwear was cut with militaristic details throughout: Peacoats came studded with brass, Sgt. Pepper–style regimental buttons, and slinky satin silk skirts were finished with metallic cording of the kind you might find on a soldier’s uniform "
I think this is that balance which seduced me. This "dark romantic" style was always balanced with sporty or military touches.
I love this look (and model Yumi Lambert of course, who's having a great season this month!). The long slip dress coupled with these big chain sandals and the nylon backpack.
The backpack was the star of this collection, obviously monogrammed to the models' initials.
(I'm currently obsessed with backpacks, and currently looking for the perfect one).
And finally, I think that everyone was talking about one dress after the show. This burgundy beauty:
See you for my next crush - next stop in Milan!