Burberry steals the show at London Fashion Week with fake showers at Hyde Park
London Fashion Week goers were left open-mouthed today when a rumble of thunder and crash of lightning roared through Hyde Park – followed by a downpour that was not predicted in this morning’s forecast.
But the heavy showers running down the glass windows of Burberry’s specially erected show space were not an unexpected weather pattern but the work of a highly-skilled production team.
The effects managed to raise excitement from the most jaded followers of fashion – even Anna Wintour cracked a smile.
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London Fashion Week goers were left open-mouthed when a downpour hit the Burberry show today
And in that moment, Chief Creative
Officer Christopher Bailey proved yet again there is no show in London
quite like the Burberry Prorsum show.
The dramatic finale was a reminder to all those watching that when it
rains – which it always does in Britain – everyone should reach into
their closet and pull out a Burberry coat.
And as usual, outerwear was the order of the day for Autumn/Winter 2012.
Belted, cropped, velvet, quilted, fur-lined tartan and tweed – and of course the trench – jackets were given new twists.
Accessories were strong – bow-detailed and ruched belts, a gold wolf’s belt for a buckle and studded leather gloves.
The crowd packed in tightly to take in the dramatic show in Hyde Park yesterday
Belted, cropped, quilted, fur-lined tartan and tweed – and of course the trench – jackets were given new twists
The Forties-inspired collection muted tones in shades of burgundy, khakis and mustard
The Forties-inspired collection featured flat caps, riding skirts worn with owl-embellished or striped T-shirts tucked in.
Countryside colours were muted – burgundy, khakis and mustard tones.
Bailey also proved a fan of peplum this season, working the trend into
jackets and pencil skirts featuring pockets so large and deep you
wouldn’t need a handbag.
As the last model exited the supersize runway, a moment of silence
ensued before the rain started, followed by gold confetti falling on a
cacophony of umbrellas for the finale.
All looks are now available to buy on Burberry’s website for the next seven days.
And with clothes like these, you will be praying for real rain.
front line: 1) Bollywood beauty, Sonam Kapoor; 2) Black Eyed Peas
rapper and music producer will.i.am; 3) Model and presenter, Alexa
Chung; 4) War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, 5) Birdsong star Clemence Poesy;
6) Birdsong actor and Burberry model Eddie Redmayne; 7) Model Rosie
Huntington-Whitely; 8) photographer Mario Testino; 9) Actress Kate
The stage effects at the Burberry show managed to raise excitement from the most jaded followers of fashion – even Anna Wintour cracked a smile
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Eddie Redmayne and Kate Bosworth attended the LFW presentation