FUNCTIONREGALIA is the title of Burberry Prorsum’s spring/summer collection.
Christopher Bailey called the show a “mash-up of things I really love.” Indeed, this Burberry outing was different from past ones because there were so many wheels spinning. Classic coats and functional pieces were mixed with elements of regalia including metallic cording, crested buttons and hand-embroidered military motifs. English lace and floor length satin dresses were paired with leather biker jackets, and regimental tailoring with tie-dye tulle. The palette was neutral — with much black and white, cinnamon and oyster — while print came in the form of an exploded crystal tie-dye pattern on silk lace or tulle dresses.
The latest collection introduced the Burberry Rucksack in gabardine-constructed nylon and the Belt Bag in black English suede.
The Spring/Summer 2016 beauty look was also revealed and features satin skin with natural contouring and a strong lip.
The night before the show, Burberry gave Snapchat users a sneak peek of the looks that were on the runway. And while some designers have been known to tease their collections online with a look or mysterious snippets of a coat or dress, the brand did reveal significantly more via short videos on the platform.
“You’ll see as much of the collection that is ready to go,” a Burberry spokesman said. “It’s a new piece of behavior.”
A purpose built, greenhouse-like structure in Kensington Gardens, complete with the sublime sounds of Alison Moyet and orchestra, set in the centre of the venue.
As it was expected the front row was filled with the most important A-list British celebs. From Kate Moss to Cara Delevingne: