Burberry Prorsum morphed the bohemian woman into a modern cool girl.
To complement his titled F/W ’15 collection of “Patchwork, Pattern and Prints”, Burberry Prorsum’s Christopher Bailey successfully reflected his inspiration of quilting, originating from Bailey’s hometown of Devon in the United Kingdom, to highlight the typical 1970s London bohemian cool girl. To add to a more thrilling atmosphere to the show, Bailey engaged folk musician Clare Maguire, who sang songs to the likes of George Harrison to Joni Mitchell, infusing his collection with a mature and dark vibe as the models strutted the runway. This was juxtaposed by the earthy and softer tone of the collection’s colors, which ranged from brown, indigo, teal to deep yellows, pinks and purples. What remained the focal point of the collection was the use of textures, patterns and patchwork to evoke the intricate details of his designs of clothes and accessories to highlight London in the 1970s. Bailey featured crochet and fringe on coats, burgundy velvet floral, front-slit dresses and suede over-the-knee boots in earthy camouflage patches, fringed booties, soft animal-print bags and coats and his signature poncho in several patterns (enthused from the signature Burberry patterned poncho circa-fall 2014).