Guests at luxury label Burberry are treated to a live performance from 80’s singing sensation Alison Moyet as models sashayed down the catwalk in cut out dresses, tailored coats and black lace designs.
LONDON, ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015) (QUITEFRANKLY PRODUCTIONS) – Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Benedict Cumberbatch were among the stars attending Burberry’s fashion show on Monday (September 21) the penultimate day of London Fashion Week.
Dressed in their Burberry finest, celebrities made their way through to the showspace in London’s Hyde Park.
Chinese model, Liu Wen, who has taken part in past Burberry campaigns spoke of how happy she was to be at the show, adding that ‘confidence’ and ‘being yourself’ is key to nailing it on the catwalk.
”Just looking very confident. This is most important I think and also for the collection you know, different designers they want a different expression for the runway. I mean just listen the music, enjoy the clothing, you know, just be yourself. This is the most important thing,” she said.
Inside the venue area a 32 piece orchestra accompanied 80’s singing sensation Alison Moyet who sang some of her hit songs, ‘All Cried Out’ and ‘Only You’ as models were sent down the runway.
Despite it being a spring/summer collection, there was a more wintry feel to it with coats, cashmere and a darker colour palette.
But many industry insiders, including Vogue editor Anna Wintour say that fashion is now seasonless, a sentiment that Burberry CEO, Christopher Bailey also shares.
”So the collection tried to express these different worlds, you know, so you had very white fragile little lace dresses. But then you also have black cashmere coats on the runway, so it was this mash-up, said Bailey who is also the iconic brand’s creative director.
Congratulating Bailey backstage was model Kate Moss and actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
”I really enjoyed it, wonderful, London class and style. Chris is a friend of mine and i’m very proud of him, and I just thought the music Alison Moyet’s singing was wonderful, beautiful, ” said Cumberbatch.
But it was Moyet who received the cheers backstage.
Moyet is among a host of musicians to perform live at the heritage British brand’s shows, with Bailey saying that music is a form of expression just like fashion.
”I don’t know it’s something very similar to fashion that it immediately gives an emotion, music, it’s a way for someone to express themselves what they love, music has the ability like fashion to make you feel confident, or sexy or melancholic or you know, all the different emotions, so I think they kind of work together,” he said.
This wasn’t the first time for the collection to be seen, it was debuted on vanishing photo app Snapchat giving fans a glimpse of the designs before it hit the catwalk.
”I mean you know last we launched on Snapchat the collection before we did the show. and again it’s just that kind of merging of those worlds, you know Snapchat is it’s easy, it’s relaxed, it’s a very creative platform. So we did it in that way, just in the studio, a couple of the girls, the guy, a phone and we shot the collection, feels much more easy, much more relaxed. And then today it’s a show, we wanted to create a show,” said Bailey.
Duffle coats, capes, and braiding on tailored coats gave the collection a more wearable trans-seasonal feel.
London Fashion Week ends on Tuesday (September 22).