There was something magical about yesterday’s Burberry show (my first ever). The transparent tent in Kensington Gardens felt like an oasis in the middle of a day plagued by rain–which stopped just in time for the show–and hellish traffic throughout the city.
The clothes themselves were equally pleasant and day-improving. Even if it’s a bit predictable for spring, who can help but swoon over oodles of pastel and lace? I can’t.
And for a brand like Burberry, known for its strict, structured, classic tailoring and abundance of hardware, it’s not all that predictable, actually. Christopher Bailey said backstage that his starting point was a quest for softness–which he certainly found. There was the aforementioned pastel and lace, seen in super chic form-fitting all-lace shirt dresses and an array of super simple coats and sweaters.
Even typically structured pieces like pencil skirts, trench coats, and other outerwear, were done with softer edges–which made them feel much more fresh and appealing. And for the men, there were plenty of outfits we’re sure would look great on rumored new face and front row guest Harry Styles.
The finishing touch came when flower petals fell beautifully from the sky for the finale, completing the fairy tale.
The clothes may not have been as groundbreaking as the brand’s theatrics and digital initiatives (Everyone got an email from Christopher Bailey himself welcoming them to the show, for instance.), but it was all pretty stuff we wanted to wear, so we were more than satisfied.