London, 22 February 2016
Burberry has taken its Womenswear February 2016 collection to its 121 Regent
Street flagship store, giving audiences the opportunity to view, pre-order and
personalise pieces shown on the runway earlier this afternoon. The latest collection – called “A Patchwork” – was revealed today at Burberry’s custom-built show venue in London’s Kensington Gardens, accompanied by a live
performance by award-winning British musician Jake Bugg.
Over 1000 guests attended including Burberry campaign stars Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse, Bella Yentob, Amber Anderson and Josh Whitehouse, as well as Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Na Ying, Tom Odell, Claire Maguire, Gary Powell, Lianne La Havas, Nicholas Hoult, Noomi Rapace, Clémence Poésy, Laura Haddock, Han Hyo Joo, Riley Keough, Alexa Chung, Erin O’Connor, Elisa Sednaoui, Jack Guinness, Tali Lennox, Lily Donaldson, Mario Testino, Jamal Edwards, Laura Bailey, Olivia Palermo, Storm Keating, Mira Duma, Jemma Mornington, Donna Air, Harley Viera-Newton and Elena Perminova. Models walking the show included Edie Campbell, Ruth Bell, May Bell, Hayett Belarbi McCarthy and Rebekka Eriksen.
THE FEBRUARY 2016 COLLECTION – “A PATCHWORK”
The womenswear collection features a mix of patterns and textures influenced by British artists, musicians and history.
Accessories: Introducing the latest additions to Burberry’s accessories collection,
The Patchwork and The Buckle Boot. The Patchwork: A collection of bags inspired by the belt buckle from the brand’s iconic trench coat. Each one-of-a-kind bag is individually designed and named. With a variety of colours, textures, fabrics and embellishments, each bag features a polished buckle and can be worn as a shoulder or crossbody, or carried as a clutch. Customers can select an exclusive bag design, which can be personalised with up to three initials as part of Burberry’s Runway Made to Order service. The Buckle Boot: Inspired by the distinctive patchwork details present throughout the collection and by the classic wellington boot, the structured ankle boot comes in snakeskin and rubberised leather with a raised heel and accentuated tread. Textures and fabrics: Glossy python, metallic floral and geometric jacquards, double-construction cashmere, python-trim shearling, brushed wool mohair checks, military Melton, hand-sewn sequin florals, framed lightweight lamé, printed python georgette, handworked fil coupé silk, glossy technical down shell, silkscreen floral lamé
Colours: Parade red, sapphire blue, military green, black, mustard, powder blue,
metallic teal, white, gunmetal, regimental navy
Silhouettes: Cashmere military coats, aviators, duffle coats, field jackets, furtrimmed puffers, regimental jackets, trench coats, cape coats, cape jackets, patchwork skirted dresses, pleated dresses, panelled T-shirt dresses, flared officer trousers, cropped military trousers
Techniques: Double-faced fabrics, intricate embroidery, leather buffing with stone for a high-shine finish, handmade appliqué, artisanal fil coupé, regimental piping, bugle bead embroidery, patchworked panelling
Make-up: Wendy Rowe – previewing new additions to Burberry make-up inspired by the runway collection and influenced by the graphic sequin embroidery and electric colour palette seen at the show
Hair: Sam McKnight