My love for Burberry does not know limits. I`ve already told you about my thoughts and emotions concerning this British brand (post about Christopher Bailey and Burberry ). But every single time I watch the show I think "What else can you do with a trench coat, Mr Bailey?", and he always leaves me speechless. Yesterday`s show was not a disappointment at all. Almost every piece is perfect.
Not many of us know that this time Christopher Bailey chose Christine Keeler as his muse and inspiration.
In 1961, John Profumo, a Secretary of State for War, met Christine Keeler, a London good-time girl or, according to the newspapers, a 'call girl'. He was married, but even so Christine and he had an affair. But Keeler had also had a relationship with Yevgeny "Eugene" Ivanov, a senior naval attaché at the Soviet embassy in London. In reality she was reputed mistress of an alleged Soviet spy.
This secret Russian-British love affair led to the resignation of Profumo and damaged the reputation of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government.
This seductive and elegant woman was a sensation in the conservative country of those times. Her style, her character, image and behavior is the idea of the Burberry girl of the next season.
But let`s talk about the show in details.
First of all, hearts and soft animal prints, reminding us of the Menswear Collection showed earlier this year in Milan, are the most special features of this collection. Colours as black, white, camel, red and maroon still render the nobility of the brand. And I love the combination of stripes of different colours. Leather finishing and craftsmanship are unbelievable. Accessories, including metal belts and oversized clutches are simply must-haves of the season. Again, I desperately want everything.
Secondly, let`s talk about the venue and organisation. In line with tradition, Burberry built a tent in Kensington Gardens (Hyde Park) just next to the Albert Memorial. The invitation represented a skyline of London. Models walked to the sounds of beautiful romantic songs of British singers. And the most exited moment of the event was a live-performance of Tom Odell. While he was playing the piano, background singers wearing classical fitted Burberry trenches, were singing with him.
The show deserved standing applause.