Last week fashion week hit London with a bang. Models, designers and celebrities flocked to the city as Monday 17th Kane, Giles, Tom Ford and not forgetting the best of the British: Burberry Prorsum.
Burberry’s designers Christopher Bailey (also new CEO) took inspiration from art. Using style and attitude from Charleston, the home of Bloomsbury group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, the show entitled ‘The Bloomsbury Girls’ clearly portrayed the character, tone and flare of the art produced. The clear link is also connected by business as Burberry has recently partnered with the trust that works to preserve Charleston. It's clearly a commitment that is dear to Bailey's heart. He's a fierce collector saw some major names hit the runway. Christopher of Bloomsbury artists like Duncan Grant.
Burberry Prorsum; The Bloomsbury Girls. February 17th, Hyde Park, London.
The Omega Workshop Art: Members included Vanessa bell and Duncan Grant.Of course that’s all the work behind the concept of the show. The garments were on another level. All the shoes, bags and coats were beautifully hand painted to fit with the theme. The sturdy trench that Thomas Burberry loved has been transformed with sheer fabrics, soft colours and artistic flare.
Lengths were long and draping the body in an oh so feminine way, waists were cinched in again to compliment the femininity of the collection and sheer delicate fabrics flowed as model after model flaunted the garments. The finale saw the collection again displayed to perfection, this time also sporting monogrammed wool blankets featuring the unmistakable Burberry print.