Saturday saw the iconic Burberry AW18 fashion show at The Dimco Buildings, a historic structure located in White City, London.
It was the final show for Christopher Bailey, CEO of Burberry, showcasing the latest from the designer who decided to leave the brand in late 2017. The farewell show was illuminated in colour, welcomed by Cara Delevingne who closed the parade in style. After a successful 17 years as Burberry’s creative director, Bailey admitted that he’s leaving behind an incredible job. He transformed the Burberry brand, remodelling the label into a British icon through his constant reinvention of classics from the archive.
This seasons Burberry show saw 80’s airs, maxi skirts, oversized hoodies and sneakers, all with the classic and recognisable hint of the British brand. With little surprise, trench coats also made an appearance at the show, a statement piece that Bailey has been re-interpreting for the past few years.
Cara Delevigne walked in a rainbow coat, presenting the brand’s support for everything LGBTQ. Bailey’s latest collection is based on an icon of peace, freedom and equality. His final message is a clear commitment to the streetwear trend, which Christopher has given to Burberry without selling out. After such a successful career at Burberry, we’re likely to see the brand move with the times again, but here’s a big farewell to such an inspiring designer.
“The feeling of the show is about the future and how exciting and positive it is. I hope it is. I’m optimistic, my glass is always half full”
– Christopher Bailey