Mouthwatering colours and minimalistic tones from Burberry for SS14
As the most anticipated show for London Fashion Week, Christopher Bailey had a lot of pressure upon him- as he does every season- to deliver an outstanding collection from Burberry for SS14; of course, he did not fail.
Pastel ice cream and sorbet hues made up the colour palette for the show, all of which are perfect for a spring season. The show opened with a dropped shoulder cashmere cardigan-jacket in a soft shade of mint green, worn over a lace lilac midi dress, automatically setting the tone for a relaxed yet undeniably classically British collection.
Cara came sauntering down the runway in strawberry sorbet lace, and later, Jourdan in a muted mustard dress. Each look was carefully crafted, and could easily be envisioned on a stylish working girl, in London city. That is perhaps the best thing about Burberry and Bailey’s genius as creative director. For every collection, he manages to add a subtle-something that makes the collection exclusively appealing to a British crowd, but at the same time, it still has an allure to the international public. This collection was certainly no different.
Looks were created from lightweight fabrics, including angora and virgin wool; perfect for the uncertain British weather. Silhouettes followed both fitted shapes as well as very slight-oversizing, with relaxed shoulders and clean, understated lines. Lace was the dominant feature within the show, with bold prints and textured detailing peaking through; there was even a slight hint of laser cutting. Appliquéd flowers were customised on to some garments, while others took on rhinestones that made them into signature pieces.
Knee length skirts and crisp clean shirts made up a variety of looks, and we even saw some polka dot/ stripe print clashing, amongst minimalistic clean cut coats and detailed open-back cashmere sweaters. Accessories were kept simple, with a new spring inspired take on the ‘Crush’- a recent addition to the line of Burberry bags. Coloured stiletto’s that matched the bags were worn, ensuring every look was complete and perfectly polished.