The biggest names modelling — we're talking Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Jourdan Dunn — may have swapped the catwalk for the FROW at Burberry Prorsum's AW15 show today but that came as no detriment; the brand didn't need the icons on the walk to make its presence well and truly known. In fact, it probably made for better concentration on the clothes...
Burberry has long stood as a favourite on the London Fashion Week schedule and continually pulls in all of the industry heavyweights and fashion's brightest style stars season after season, and this show was certainly no different.
Like we said, every super worth her salt found her place on the front row sitting alongside the likes of acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino, show-regular Leigh Lezark, Burberry groupie Paloma Faith, the ever-stunning Maggie Gyllenhaal and singer Sam Smith fresh from his Grammy's reign. In short — you want celebrities; they've got 'em.
As far as vibes go, the mood couldn't have been further from that of Burberry's SS15 show which was all about light. The tent — if you can even call it that anymore — had a notably darker and brooding feel from the off. Not unfriendly by any means but romantically sullen and definitely atmospheric.
Then, as the lights were illuminated to the voice of Claire Maguire chanting The Shirelles 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', all became clear; from the first look — a folk patterned cape complete with a dashing suede edging — this was a love letter to all things sixties.
The hair, the sun-bleached colours, the round sunglasses, the textures; the collection was all of the good bits of the decade rolled into one.
The uniform? Patchwork thigh-high boots (which Cara was lucky enough to already be sporting) and tapestried overcoats. The hero piece? A suede midi-length cape that seems to have adoration than the label's iconic trench this season.
As for the finer details, mosaic mirrors replaced sequins as the embellishment of the day and if it could be fringed, it sure as hell was. Everything from coats and dresses to bags and scarfs were finished with the movement, while the shoes burst with tassels with every step.
Clearly the front row were feeling it just as much as we were as the show came to it's confetti-fluttering close. As Claire and her gospel choice sang George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord', it was Mario Testino that kicked off a sing-a-long of epic proportions. Who knew Kate Moss had that set of pipes on her? Not us, that's for sure...
To sum up; we want to be a Burberry girl from here on out.
Check out the Burberry Prorsum AW15 show in full below.