The climax of London Fashion Week last year was Burberry Prosum’s return to the city and this season was no different, at 4pm (well 20 mins late), London stopped still. Yep even us folk at work!!
This autumn/winter 2010 womenswear collection seems to be not only about the clothes, but the front row celebrities, the global live-streaming and the 3D first fashion shows to (selected) audiences in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Dubai.
Not as though they needed the extra buzz – the pap-fest which is their front row does enough of that. This season we had Bafta-winning actress Carey Mulligan, Kate Hudson, the Olsen twins, The City’s Olivia Palermo, The Kooks (yep the band), Claire Danes, Jared Leto (it was like a My So Called Life reunion!!), Mia Wasikowska – the star of Alice in Wonderland, and Carolina Herrera. What a turn out!!
Randomly they even had Radio 1 DJ, Greg James, interviewing select stars before the show, The Kooks went fine – but I got the feeling Kate Hudson was thinking who the hell is this lad!!
The show itself was military-themed, with the 53-piece collection described as a “salute to the services”, with the shearling aviator jackets and the trench coats the main attraction.
I love the updated sheepskin-lined flying jackets, with my favourite being the chocolate leather one, classic and elegant but being cropped in at the waist gave it sex appeal. It wasn’t all about the airforce though as there were some peacoats for the Navy boys and one my favourite coats was the navy blue one with zippers at the waist.
Overall this show was a spectacle of outerwear glamour with the sexy styling of thigh-high boots teamed with a warm autumn palette of ruffled, bandage and bodycon dresses in raspberry and gold.
Then there were the handbags – I just couldn’t keep my eye of these bucket or is it basket bags? Either way you could fit a hell of a lot in them and I want one!! First choice being the yellow one – divine!
Also for the first time you can now get your hands on 18 coats and 22 bags as seen in the catwalk show from the Burberry website until 4pm Friday. Amazing!!! Where is the my credit card???
What the whole show here: