It makes sense that a brand with such a rich British heritage as Burberry should reference this country. And Monday’s AW16 collection was no exception - the show was like a greatest hits of coats associated with Great British subcultures.
There were peacoats (60s Carnaby), duffles (Oasis), Crombie-styles (skinheads), parkas (mods) and even a sparkly red tracksuit top paired with worn-out jeans and trainers (Britpop). Of course, the classic trench was represented, albeit as a pimped up patent version.
It all fitted very nicely with the live acoustic performance from Nottingham-born indie musician Jake Bugg.
In addition, there was a strong presence of military-style overcoats and hussar jackets in navy and khaki, with some lovely red piping around the lapels, cuffs and button holes. Very War and Peace and VERY covetable. But it wasn't all about the coats; the 70s trend from last season is going nowhere, and underneath the outerwear were kitsch, sparkly and patchwork snakeskin dresses, as well as retro brown flares and a lot of bright green (a colour to watch out for next season).
Oh, and you know that thing when you wear herringbone tights and the pattern gets twisted around your leg? Just go with it next season, people. It's officially a look.
Celeb-wise, the FROW included Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Noomi Rapace, Naomi Campbell, Lily Donaldson and Nicholas Hoult.
This collection marked the merging of all of Burberry’s brands into one, as well as the opportunity for the public to see the collection straight after the show in the Regent Street flagship store. The times they are a changing...