Instagram – top to bottom, left to right:
1. The caffeine stare that comes with the last day of London Fashion Week.
2. The one and only Christopher Bailey at Fashion Fringe.
3. Tata Naka’s ridiculously perfect pool party.
4. Lusting over the beauty look at Burberry.
5. Just discovered that you can brew your own Costa in Tesco. Technology, do werk.
6. Trying to get used to the change in weather/fashion.
7. iPad handwriting app love!
8. It has been a long week.
9. Somebody loves napping in her daddy’s sweater.
Award for the most tech-savvy show of Spring/Summer 2012? Unless someone in Milan or Paris pulls out a teleporation device, it’s going to have to be Burberry. Not only were my favourite Fashion Week travellers in attendance (Kanye West, Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Anna Wintour, Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, and Mario Testino), but the rest of the internet seemed to be in attendance too. There was a Tweetwalk, live stream, and instant online shopability for the collection (though the pre-orders won’t be mailed for six months). An excellently digital production.
And then there were the clothes. In reflect, it looks like designer Christopher Bailey was heavily influenced by London’s non-existent summers, as it was the darkest colour palette of the entire week and had a gorgeous abundance of plum and teal trenchcoats that were styled with incredibly detailed, wide belts. Patterns were large, rustic, and that tribal trend definitely found it’s way in.
The key anchor to this collection? Time. Time spent on constructing basket-woven sleeves, raffia hoods and beaded collars. Time spent on perfecting the ideals around pattern-complimentary wedges and oversized handbags. Time that equals justified pricepoint. View Post
Mario Testino took a break from snapping Prince William and Kate Middleton to lens the latest Spring/Summer 2011 campaign from Burberry, featuring British beauties Sophie Kennedy-Clark and Matthew Beard.
“We wanted to create a dynamic campaign that reflects the diversity of our broad global consumer, revealing new British cast members each month, all with their own identity, embodying the different attitudes of the Burberry guy and girl. We shot the campaign on Brighton Beach to celebrate the great British outdoors and our history of supporting emerging talent and to bring to life the emotion behind protection from the elements.”
– Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
The best friend and I are both out-of-the-closet Burberry junkies. Christopher Bailey is the man to thank for this; the man who – for Spring/Summer 2011 – smartly took Thomas Burberry‘s designs from the early 1900s as his inspiration point. The classic English rose Burberry girls had vanished, and in their place were “Heritage” biker chicks with buckets of attitude. We’re going to be seeing a lot of studded and spiked jackets come next year. With his own take on the Seventies trend that basically is this season, he wrapped the music with “Pinball Wizard” by The Who. Then 16-year-old Nina Porter stumbled straight out of her stilettos to close. London Fashion Week victim. View Post
It’s all matrimonial this weekend*. Chelsea ended up wearing a strapless silk organza gown with a draped tulle bodice and an embellished belt by Vera Wang as seen in the photo above. Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey designed Marc Mezvinsky’s tuxedo as well as ties for the groomsmen and former president Bill Clinton. Secretary of State and mother-of-the-bride Hillary Clinton wore Oscar de la Renta.
*Our favourite Simpson got married today, too.