Jan 04, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Christopher Bailey showed an enormously satisfying collection of what he does best: masculine, dramatic outerwear. The collection was influenced by military pomp and circumstance — right off the bat, there was an imposing military overcoat layered over a chambray shirt and skinny pants tucked into fur-lined boots. With nary a suit or tie in sight, the entire 15 minute show had success after success, including leather bombers with gigantic funnel necks, ribbed G.I. sweaters embellished with gold, and a cropped wool utility jacket — an item that is quickly becoming one of the season’s most directional silhouettes for outerwear. The show was also viewable via a live webcast — Burberry is one of the first design houses to understand the obvious advantages of building excitement for a collection right away.
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