It’s burberry’s caped cru­saders

It's the talk of LFW, so no won­der Look’s Edi­tor Gilly prac­ti­cally skipped over to Burberry's Mak­ers House to wit­ness a starry FROW, knock­out knitwear and cou­ture capes…

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First up, let it be said: my name is Gilly Fer­gu­son and I am be­sot­ted with Burberry. Yes, I love the fri­vol­ity of Gucci and the mag­ni­tude of Mul­berry, but Burberry has al­ways held a special place in my heart.

Stick a stetho­scope to my chest and it’ll prob­a­bly sound some­thing like ‘Burb-burb-burb’. It makes it par­tic­u­larly hard to keep a pro­fesh poker face when at the show. It made it even harder to feign non­cha­lance when I Snapchat­ted smack bang into Burberry face Suki Water­house back­stage (she laughed, phew for that). And sadly it also means I’m at huge risk of be­ing bit­terly dis­ap­pointed – with each show need­ing to live up to the last.

Thank­fully, Christopher Bai­ley’s not one to dis­ap­point, with his AW17 line as pi­o­neer­ing as it is prac­ti­cal. In­spired by Henry Moore’s sculp­tures, Bai­ley de­con­structed Burberry ba­sics – switch­ing stripes, trench coats and tiered poplin dresses for mon­ster cre­ations that would look as at home on a plinth as they would in my wardrobe. Which is just as well, for al­though I bleed Burberry, Burberry would also bleed my bank bal­ance dry.

But thanks to Bai­ley’s twist on the tradish, we can all be more Burbs on a bud­get, while se­cretly sav­ing up for the Burberry boot…

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