I am throwing caution to the wind here and breaking out from my conformation of writing shows on a scheduled basis. But I just had to after I saw the stellar A-list guests pack into Burberry’s autumn/winter 2011 show just over an hour ago.
From Alexa Chung rocking a pop colour Burberry bag to Kate Bosworth in her studded skirt and cropped biker jacket, it was like a flurry of over-excited school kids as the paps went wild. And all this, from my computer at work as I watched the live streaming. I was expecting the site to crash with the amount of publicity through Twitter and Facebook it had received; but there I sat happily enough watching the whole show in one go.
Burberry’s chief creative officer Christopher Bailey didn’t disappoint as per usual. The highlights for me was a frog-fronted buttoned jumper (or frogging as its known in the industry), and large checked purple/black, yellow/black duffel coats – a sure sell-out hit for autumn. Alongside this were monochrome pieces, such as a large white cable knit jumper with fur arms, and also primary colours encased on coats and handbags (with signature checking).
There was a certain 70s flair to the show with tweed trouser suits with pin-tucked backs: Brit model Jourdan Dunn also made an appearance on the catwalk.
Men shouldn’t be moody however, as there was an array of garments to suit with the pièce de résistance being an oversized duffel coat with checks and fur lapels, and a fitted trench with a damnation spot collar. Topman beware, there seems to be a new dog in town…