May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: A live performance by James Bay set the scene for Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Spring 2015 collection. Aptly titled the Birds and the Bees, this beautiful presentation drew on the joys of Spring. Light as butterfly wings, gossamer fabrics, and iridescent surfaces graced ethereal silhouettes, although Christopher Bailey was said to have ‘drawn to the idea of rebirth’ and ‘to the contradiction between the fragile and the strong’. This was evident in wasp-waist jackets edged in shearling, ostrich feathers, and shiny leather patches worn over skirts made from ‘candyfloss’ pastel tulle or iridescent sequins. Jackets in beetle-green suede were layered over diaphanous pleated dresses. while Bee and butterfly prints fluttered over trenches and dresses, cinched at the waist with wide ribbons of tulle. Whimsical, sensual and so covetable. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Slim, Fitted and Layered
Key items: Trench coats / Wasp waist denim jackets / Layered tulle dresses / Field jackets / Draped skirts / Belted trenches
Colour: Honey / Poppy red / Fern yellow / Pale sweet pea / Dragonfly blue / Beetle green / Rosehip
Print & Pattern: Book cover designs of insects and flowers of Britain / Oversize butterfly prints / Hand-drawn honey bees
Materials & knits: Gabardine / Degrade silk / Suede / Wing-pleat tulle / Satin / Iridescent sequins / Denim / leather / Shearling / Textured silk / Shearling / Feathers
Footwear: Field sneaker / Field sandals
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