This was the first time for me to actually be at the show. Childish as it sounds, I have been overly excited since I have the confirmation email. Yes I have watched vicariously through streaming, but there is nothing like being involved in the party.
The huge purpose built structure was in Hyde Park and it really was like a film premiere. The banks of photographers outside, a lot of slick men in suits and the Burberry team all polished in there respective outfits.
As we entered the first room was a carpeted tranquil place showing the Body video of Rosie HW. The walls reflective with the Burberry metallic check (the cut of the bottle). Walking through and you enter the space. Enormous. Each seat allocated with name, seat number and a bottle of The Body. People watching is so good from here. Sienna Miller, Mario Testino, Ellie Goulding, Emmanuelle Alt, and finally just before show time Anna Wintour took her place.
The tribal raffia theme was apparent from the the first exit. Woven bobble hats,wedge heels and beaded belts adorned the majority of coats. The colours were fairly dark for the SS season, however were true to the tribal theme Bailey has used. A mix of sundresses, fine pleated skirts and lightweight cropped parkas were nods to summer .
Closing were the luxury coats, themselves looking woven . Another slick performance from the House of Burberry. I look forward to the campaign to see how it is shot.