With their new designer showcasing their personal first collection for Burberry this year, the Spring Summer Collection of the brand showcased at the London Fashion Week shows significant progress for the brand in terms of both – style and styling. Though there were some very “un-Burberry” like pieces in the collection, the contribution of the fresh perspectives in the company seems to fuse well with the legacy of the brand and thereby, deliver a cohesive collection, given the circumstances.
While all the beige pieces in the women’s collection were to die for, the hints of metallic shades were an unforeseen surprise that caught spectators off-guard. Polka dots and fringes seemed to earn a slight frown with the older audience who usually rely on Burberry for a more “Classique” approach to things.
That said, the collection had very good variety (albeit some are of the opinion that there were too many coats for a spring summer collection) but we would have liked to see more were their accessories. With some highly functional pieces for both men and women, the collection struck a great balance between casual and formal garments. However, in a lot of pieces, they were a hit or miss – they have no pieces that are in-betweeners.
In all, with checks and graphics, polka dots and camouflage, pastels and fringe, panels and stripes – not to mention the basics, Burberry this year has shown us that even a more traditional brand can sometimes have fun. The changes in the company and their collection thereby are bold new moves for the brand – and only time will tell if it will work in their favour.
Overall Impression – 7.5/10
Favourite Pieces – Beige Women Workwear; Horizontally buttoned Men’s blazer; the Burberry twist to the LBD; ALL the new bags
That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!
Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!