LFW: Burberry- Bailey’s brilliant and emotive swansong


Burberry, AW18

‘Time’! The title of Christopher’s Bailey’s final collection for Burberry.



Burberry, AW18


Setting the scene, Burberry collaborated with United Visual Artists to provide the ‘rainbow ‘of laser lights under which, a collection, spanning the 17 years that Bailey has been at the creative helm, tapped into archival pieces from British street culture of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

There was a distinct streetwear vibe about this presentation-  rainbow checks, in support of LGBTQ+ youth, were cut in oversized jackets, coats and capes.

Some of Bailey’s iconic pieces such as shearling aviator jackets , military coats  and cocktail dresses were included in the irreverent mix along with long white skirts topped with Rave’n hoodies and colourful oversized parkas while a ‘Rainbow’ cape closed the show.

The lyrics of Smalltown Boy might have been a poignant message but as Bailey said, “it’s is about the future  and how exciting and positive it is”. – Lizzy Bowring

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