I don’t write fashion show reviews, I think that on the Internet we have loads of other people who can tell something more significant about the show. But sometimes I get struck by the majesty of the performance and I write, write how I am glad that I saw something so important and beautiful. This is what happened when I saw the presentation of Burberry Prorsum SS 2016 collection – FUNCTIONREGALIA – which was held a few days ago during London Fashion Week.
As I wrote in this post about Burberry make up products – I always found Burberry very classic and timeless, and as I am a big fan of everything classic, I really love it. But when I saw the presentation of a new collection, I wondered – was it Burberry? Everything is not so typical of the brand, so provocative and impractical that I just could not take my eyes from the models. Yes, you read it correctly, I could not take my eyes. Yes, this is not the Burberry, which we used to see. It is quite different, completely new and frank. Christopher Bailey though preserved the tradition of the fashion house, which is a little more and knocks 160 years, but also diluted the elegant English tailoring with modern motifs. Trench coat became more youth and student thanks to wooden buttons that are used for sewing duffle coats. Dresses made from tight lace though look elegant and feminine, but coupled with frank silhouettes, perforation and rough sandals with rivets and massive platform create the subdued femininity effect that allows us to look a long time at these disproportionate and contrary models. And together with school backpacks on the shoulders these already heaped looks turn into something of punk and grunge spirit of 60-80 years.
And despite all the negativity, disproportion, contradiction and rudeness that annoys our already jaded with fashion trends and news eyes, new Burberry Prorsum SS 2016 collection FUNCTIONREGALIA became like a breath of fresh air, that was absolutely necessary personally for me. Retaining a truly royal spirit of the famous brand, Christopher Bailey created the complete and rich collection, bringing to an end London Fashion Week.