Burberry's SS16 Show: What We Saw From The FROW

Burberry's SS16 Show: What We Saw From The FROW

With the starriest of FROWs, the prettiest of clothes and a bona fide '80s icon on vocals, Burberry's SS16 was everything we hoped it would be, and so much more...

We always expect the Burberry show to be pretty amazing, with a star-studded FROW and live music performance to boot, but Monday's extravaganza was something else. After Sienna Miller (apricot hair alert!), former InStyle cover star Naomie Harris, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, Suki Waterhouse and Benedict Cumberbatch had taken their seats, an orchestra set up in a pit in the middle of the catwalk.

Providing the soundtrack to the SS16 show was Alison Moyet - err, total legend, we're not going to lie – and we found it hard to concentrate on the first few looks while she was belting out All Cried Out (seriously, her voice sounds even better than it did in the Eighties).

Oh, and the clothes! The clothes were prettier than we've seen from Burberry for a while, with a colour palette of predominantly black, cream and blush pink, with hits of mint green (an emerging trend for next season) and yellow. Every look was accessorised with an oversized rucksack worn low on the back, like the girls had borrowed them from their boyfriends, emblazoned with their initials. Yep, this is next season’s answer to the label’s monogrammed capes of AW14.

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There were boys on the catwalk too, and they looked just as pretty, with one wearing a cream lace blazer that matched the invitation perfectly. No accidents here, people.

Lace and appliqué were one of the show's big themes - as was gold piping, which blinged up the brand’s classic trench coats in a flash. The feminine vibe continued with transparent dresses worn with big knickers and disco floral fabrics (another new season trend). And while we spotted a few pairs of heels, the majority of the shoes were gorgeous flat chunky sandals which, in spite of the rain, we're already lusting after.

For the finale, Moyet sang another classic - Only You - and we all left on a massive high. So much so, one of us might have even cried a little bit...

Burberry, you’ve done it again.

 
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