Monday, 21 September 2015

Patchwork, Pattern, Prints by Burberry Prorsum F/W 2015/16

London Fashion Week is running and just before the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 Burberry Prorsum fashion show today at 1:00 PM (follow my live-stream via Instagram by @AndreaJankeOfficial). I'd like to present you the review of Burberry's Fall/Winter 2015/16 collection, Christopher Bailey was musing on the Burberry trench's status as an heirloom piece, passed down from generation to generation. The notion of posterity seems like something that would come more easily to a parent than a swingle, but it also dovetailed with Bailey's reflectiveness of late. As much as he is enthralled by the pace and change of the wired world, he's happy to slow the merry-go-round. So he's making a conscious effort to create new heirloom pieces.

The collection was titled Patchwork, Pattern and Prints. There was an acute awareness of the hand in the patchwork on a poncho or suede boots, in the whipstitched patches or crocheted inserts on coats, and in the quilting that was inspired by a technique named for Durham, near Bailey's birthplace in East Yorkshire. The mirror-embroideries from the men's collection reappeared in a bodice attached to a fringed skirt or all over a floaty chiffon dress. Inevitably, they brought to mind the trail that hippies followed to India in the '60s. But so did high-waisted, mid-calf smocks in floral patchwork and all the luxuriant fringing (more pappardelle than angel hair). And maybe the echo was even a little bit phoenix-rising Joni Mitchell and her ladies of the canyon. The chanteuse of the day was actually Clare Maguire, once again singing "House of the Rising Sun," adding "My Sweet Lord" to the mix this time round. That kick-started the happy-clappies among the front row's Kate, Cara, Jourdan, Naomi, and Mario.

Enjoy the Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2015/16 runway show at the end of this post!

LoL, Andrea

Burberry's Creative Director Christopher Bailey

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: The House of Burberry Prorsum
Photos by Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages

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