London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum S/S ‘14


In true Burberry tradition, the Burberry Prorsum spring summer 2014 was a celebration of all things British. Waves of pastel tones in English rose shades in layers of English made lace were the star points of the Kensington gardens show. Christopher Bailey showed us a whole new vision of peekaboo lace and chiffon with perfectly embellished vintage inspired silhouettes.

The show opened in a wave of sheer pencil lace shapes with high waisted knickers and collared blouses kept modest with relaxed cashmere shrugs.  In shades of pastel blue, lilac and pinks styled with ultra-feminine strappy heels and slouchy clutch bags. Knotted style knee length skirts with pastel shearling bags were certainly one of the looks to remember from the show. As the collection moved on, a wave of slouchy boyfriend coats in low cut styles were as close as we got to Burberry’s seasonal take on their signature trench coat, but it was refreshing to see Bailey take the Prorsum label on a whole new venture. Teamed with the softest of cashmere scarves in macaroon tones, we were reminded on fresh spring gardens bursting with hints of colour.

As the show came to an end, an array of bejewelled broach style embellishments shimmied down the catwalk, bouncing the muted tones around in a mirror ball fashion. Pulling in slouchy coats with highly decorative belts and simple shapes really made this collection one to remember from London Fashion Week. However, our favourite moment had to be Miss Delevigne parading down the catwalk last in an amazing embellished plastic cape over a lace skirt and blouse ensemble which perfectly summed up this wonderful collection.

Feature: Robyn Egerton