Friday, 13 March 2015

A Feminine Bohemian Delirium ... Burberry FW2015 Womenswear Collection

The lavish and colourful world of Bohemia from Burberry’s Christopher Bailey perspective continues with the presentation of the brand’s womenswear collection for Fall/Winter 2015.

Held recently during the London Fashion Week, the collection was presented in front of specially invited guests and media members as well as buyers at the Kensington Gardens.

Entitled “Patchwork, Pattern & Prints”, the fall/winter show brought together a global family of iconic talent to celebrate together for the first time. 

Taking the front row were international celebrities such as musicians Sam Smith and Paloma Faith, actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kim Min Hee, Clemence Poesy, Amanda Strang, Marion Caunter, Susanne Wuest and Nadine Labaki, as well as Mario Testino, Mira Duma, Lily Donaldson, and Raya Abirached. 

Caunter, the VIP guest for Southeast Asia region this year was spotted wearing one of Burberry Prorsum creations by Bailey as well as its iconic trench coat and the current season Bee bag while strolling out in London.

Featuring up and coming singer Clare Maguire on stage, belting her body of works that include “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “Give Me” (written exclusively for the show), “House of the Rising Sun” and “My Sweet Lord”, the show, which was digitally streamed globally via social media outlets, was also graced by top-notched British models who are also part of the iconic Burberry alumni such as Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.

Like its counterpart the male collection, the fall/winter womenswear collection is swathed in the libertine spirit of Bohemian chic. 

Bailey uses warm and inviting colours such as Indigo, red, burgundy, teal, ochre, alongside prints such as animals, floral and paisley inspired by the Durham quilts and camouflage printed lace as his working palette. Of course, there’s a plethora of patchworks used throughout the collection.

“We called the show ‘Patchwork, Pattern & Prints’, which really sums up what’s at the heart of the collection; a relaxed yet intricate collection of dramatic silhouettes, handcrafted embroidery, and detailed embellishment,” says Bailey on the show.

Amalgamating both style and pragmatism and interwoven with elegant nuances, Bailey launched must-have seasonal pieces that somehow have become the brand DNA of Burberry such as ponchos, capes, trench coats, cabans, top coats for the outerwear. 

As for the clothes, he churned out tailored and fitted outerwear, long high-waist dresses, and short A-line dresses. 

These pieces are meticulously crafted out of quintessential English fabrics such as English fringed suede, Durham quilts and sheer English lace, mirror textiles – all reflecting the true essence of Bohemian style that is known for its ageless appeal.

“We loved this theme of a patchwork of ideas, textiles, silhouettes and our favourite Burberry pieces, evolved to reflect the bohemian relaxed spirit of the show,” he added.

To complememt the ready-to-wear selections are dazzling accessories such as the Burberry Bucket Bag in English suedes, animal print, camouflage, House check and fringe; clutch bags; ponchos in opulent cashmere;  the Burberry long fringed scarf in check cashmere; the ponytail boots in suede fringing and studs; as well as Burberry round shades. 

Just like the previous seasons, Burberry customers are able to pre-order the runway pieces and have it personalised at Burberry’s website and selected stores around the world.

The Burberry Prorsum FW2015/16 womenswear and menswear collections will be available at Burberry stores by the third quarter of the year.







*Photos courtesy of Burberry

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