London, 22 February 2016. Burberry has taken it’s Womenswear February 2016 collection to its 121 Regent Street flagship store, giving audiences the opportunity to view, pre-order and personalise pieces shown on the runway earlier this afternoon. The latest collection – called “A Patchwork” – was revealed today at Burberry’s custom-built show venue in London’s Kensington Gardens, accompanied by a live performance by award-winning British musician Jake Bugg. Over 1000 guests attended including Burberry campaign stars Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse, Bella Yentob, Amber Anderson etc. . Models walking the show included Edie Campbell, Ruth Bell, May Bell, Hayett Belarbi McCarthy and Rebekka Eriksen.
THE FEBRUARY 2016 COLLECTION – “A PATCHWORK”
The womenswear collection features a mix of patterns and textures influenced by British artists, musicians and history.
Accessories: Introducing the latest additions to Burberry’s accessories collection, The Patchwork and The Buckle Boot.
The Patchwork: A collection of bags inspired by the belt buckle from the brand’s iconic trench coat. Each one-of-a-kind bag is individually designed and named. With a variety of colours, textures, fabrics and embellishments, each bag features a polished buckle and can be worn as a shoulder or crossbody, or carried as a
clutch. Customers can select an exclusive bag design, which can be personalised with up to three initials as part of Burberry’s Runway Made to Order service.
The Buckle Boot: Inspired by the distinctive patchwork details present throughout the collection and by the classic wellington boot, the structured ankle boot comes in snakeskin and rubberised leather with a raised heel and accentuated tread.
Textures and fabrics: Glossy python, metallic floral and geometric jacquards, double-construction cashmere, python-trim shearling, brushed wool mohair checks, military Melton, hand-sewn sequin florals, framed lightweight lamé, printed python georgette, handworked fil coupé silk, glossy technical down shell, silkscreen floral lamé
Colours: Parade red, sapphire blue, military green, black, mustard, powder blue, metallic teal, white, gunmetal, regimental navy
Silhouettes: Cashmere military coats, aviators, duffle coats, field jackets, fur- trimmed puffers, regimental jackets, trench coats, cape coats, cape jackets, patchwork skirted dresses, pleated dresses, panelled T-shirt dresses, flared officer trousers, cropped military trousers
Techniques: Double-faced fabrics, intricate embroidery, leather buffing with stone for a high-shine finish, handmade appliqué, artisanal fil coupé, regimental piping, bugle bead embroidery, patchworked panelling
Make-up: Wendy Rowe – previewing new additions to Burberry make-up inspired by the runway collection and influenced by the graphic sequin embroidery and electric colour palette seen at the show
Hair: Sam McKnight