Watching the Burberry SS14 catwalk show reminded me of running after the ice-cream van as a child, in the heat of the summer-holiday sun (which really did shine for at least six weeks…honestly!), desperate for a ’99’… which was a traditional cone filled with vanilla ice-cream and a chocolate flake…!
So what had me reminiscing? Well, a palette of gorgeous lemon-ice, mint-green and watermelon-pink sorbet shades, which were colourwashed onto relaxed, yet totally ‘put-together’ looks. Think Audrey Hepburn in ‘Funny Face’, for the tucked-in formality, except loosened-up with sheer-to-the-bone skirts, figure-hugging laser-cut dresses and structured skirts with daring splits, to show just enough leg to suggest that a Sophia Loren-like siren ripples beneath the surface! Standing out amongst the plethora of stylistic delights, were coats encrusted with dazzling crystals in dynamic flower motifs, which were re-visited upon skirts, for that extra edge and with a deconstructed clutch in a myriad of tones as a signature bag, the collection was complete!
Not to be outdone in either sartorial or colour stakes were the men, who were suitably attired in pink patterned shirts, sky-blue shoes, navy trousers which were blunt-cut at the ankles and camel-coloured coats, to name but a few items. Think along the lines of Mr Hudson, the musician, on a day off and you’re pretty much there!
Once again, as London Fashion Week continues to build momentum, the House of Burberry has most definitely quickened the pace…. I, for one, am truly looking forward to seeing their fantastic SS2014 runway looks translated to the London thoroughfares…I’d swop my 99 ice-cream for a Burberry pink-sorbet number any day!!!
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