Saturday, 17 February 2018

Burberry: The February Show-Bailey's last stand...

Hello lovelies!

This is a bittersweet post for me to write, as today saw the very last collection from Christopher Bailey for Burberry.  He's been a revolutionary over the past seventeen years at the house; from copyrighting the Nova check and reclaiming it back from the hands of nineties chavs, to being at the forefront of the 'see now, buy now' revolution.  It goes without saying that I absolutely adore him.  Some of my favourite fashion and music moments have come from the Burberry runway, particularly  discovering James Bay and enjoying listening to my hero Paloma Faith belt out tunes from her third album; both provided a soundtrack to some of the most beautiful clothes and exquisite tailoring that I've ever witnessed.  I could go on and on about how much I love Bailey and why (and if you check back over some of my old posts, I definitely do!) but this post should be all about his final collection, and he certainly went out with a bang!  I should probably mention as well, that if you'd like to watch the show for yourself, or pre-order the collection (or buy depending on when you're reading this!) you can do so here.

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The evening began with space-age lighting and haunting vocals.  Then, out of the darkness appeared Adwoa Aboah wearing a rainbow-striped maxi skirt and an oversized graffiti-print cashmere hoodie.  It was clear from the outset that this collection was going to be fun, with a bold use of colours featured.  Old met new, as Bailey brought back reissues from the archives of his reign, some as they were intended and others with a more modern twist.  Modern pieces also took reference from history, such as the red Stewart tartan trousers, which screamed Vivienne Westwood and 1977 punk.  Chequered pieces clashed, doodles met tailoring, and the classic Nova was reinvented with a rainbow-stripe.  Featured on a lot of the pieces, the rainbow pattern related to the theme of the show, a nod to Bailey's support of three LGBTQ+ charities in what is being dubbed the Rainbow Legacy, a symbol of inclusiveness and joy and in celebration of diversity.

'My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to - and in support of - some of the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world.  There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.' -Christopher Bailey

My highlights from the collection were the reconditioned coats and trench coats, a long black, military style coat (a nod to the amazing Burberry tailoring I've grown to love so much!), the fun accessories such as the rainbow print bag and rainbow-chequered scarf and the fun rainbow puffer-jacket.  There was so much beauty and fun in this collection, it will surely be remembered as one of Bailey's best.

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The showed was closed by Cara Delevingne in her first runway appearance since 2016, wearing a coat of many colours akin to Joseph's, although I sincerely doubt his was lined with Burberry's trademark check.  The lights formed a rainbow-coloured prism as the models took their final walk, and Bailey his final bow, met with a rapturous applause.  Gone but never forgotten, Christopher Bailey if you're reading this, thanks so much for the amazing memories!

Image credit, The New York Times 

Until next time lovelies,

Kay xx

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