Christopher Bailey’s Final Burberry Collection and Video Highlights for London Fashion Week

Burberry tonight celebrated ‘Time’, Christopher Bailey’s final collection for the brand, against a multisensory installation that forms part of a new collaboration with United Visual Artists (UVA).

‘Our Time’, a piece of work on loan from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Australia, investigates the subjective experience of the passing of time through movement, light and sound, and was reimagined in collaboration with Christopher, to provide the backdrop to the runway collection. The installation’s pendulums swung to their own rhythm in time to the show’s soundtrack by Jimmy Somerville, The Communards and Bronski Beat.

Models including past and present campaign stars Adwoa Aboah, Jean Campbell, Montell Martin and Edie Campbell – who appeared in her first Burberry campaign in 2006 – revealed the collection, which revisited past icons and house codes, including the trench coat, the aviator, the cape, the poncho and the military coat as well as introduced new designs.

The Rainbow check, the latest iteration of Burberry’s most iconic symbol and designed as part of Christopher’s dedication of his last collection to LGBTQ+ communities, featured throughout the show. A capsule of reissued archive pieces from the 1980s and 1990s rereleased as part of this collection is now available for immediate purchase.

Cara Delevingne, discovered by Christopher and Burberry over seven years ago, closed the show and led the finale as models walked under a spectrum of rainbow laser lights.

Over 1300 guests attended to watch the show including close Burberry friends and family including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley, Zendaya Coleman, Naomi Watts, Michelle Dockery, Naomie Harris, Iris Law, Lily James, Matt Smith, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Mara, Idris Elba, Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Holland, Paris Jackson, James Righton, Zhou Dongyu, Chelsea Clinton, Nicholas Hoult, Poppy Delevingne, Alexa Chung, George Ezra, James Bay, Paloma Faith, Liam Gallagher, Skepta, Tinie Tempah, Tom Odell, Jorja Smith, Blondey McCoy, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Lucy Moore, Matt Clark, Jamie Bell, Tessa Thompson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Koharu Sugawara, Daphne Guinness, Stephen Jones, Mason Lee, Law Roach, Ji Woo Choi, Steve McQueen and Angela Ahrendts.

‘My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to – and in support of – some of the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.’

Christopher Bailey, Burberry President and Chief Creative Officer

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Choosing The Perfect Pair of Shoes For the Right Occasion

Wearing the right pair of shoes can protect us from external factors which would otherwise harm us such as cold weather, dirt or sharp object.  They have become a staple fashion accessory when paired with the correct clothes will give everyone a final touch to complete the final look of a person.

The first shoes created were initially designed to fulfill the role of protection from various harms but as people have honed their skills during the passage of time they’ve become a status symbol. People of wealth have enjoyed the benefits of having a tailor-made pair of shoes for centuries and have given them a symbol of high status.

SANTA BARBARA, CA – FEBRUARY 04: Naomie Harris attends the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Tribute at Arlington Theater on February 4, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)

Notwithstanding the fact that shoes now fulfill a crucial role in our lives, ever since they have started to be mass-produced around the world they have become a symbol of fashion which have the ability to make or break one’s appearance if not chosen accordingly or not paired well with a specific set of clothes.

Women’s Shoes by Spartoo for example go extremely well when paired with casual clothes such as a pair of jeans and a T-Shirt to give everyone that sporty look at the same time being comfortable and make people feel at leisure. Shoe designers have transformed shoes into pieces of art and not only will a great crafted pair set you back a hefty amount of money but one should queue up a waiting list in order to benefit for such amazing works of minute craftsmanship taking into account there is a huge demand for them.

Shoes play a crucial role in fashion and they have even led to some stereotypes regarding women being shoe addicts but nowadays this same principle applies to men as well. People now perceive shoes as a statement of fashion and they have been the most important accessory for every occasion and not only are they the most important accessory in our wardrobes but they also confer the wearer a feeling of high status and a great degree of confidence if they are of top quality.

Notwithstanding for which occasion they are worn, either at a special event or just for going out for a quick run, there are a lot of factors which should be taken in consideration such as build quality, design and functionality when choosing the perfect pair. No matter if one wishes to dash out large amounts of money on designer shoes or just want to grab a cheap pair to go for a run, there is always the right pair for the right occasion.

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