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London Fashion Week: Burberry offers hand-crafted romance

Published on Feb 18, 2014 5:55 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Burberry Prorsum presented a romantic, hand-crafted collection at London Fashion Week on Monday with soft, flowing dresses worn with embroidered shearling coats and cosy cashmere blankets.

The luxury British label matched revealing frocks in printed silks, lace and sheer fabrics with thick plaid ponchos and coats as well as printed scarves, worn long and belted at the waist, protecting the models' modesty.

"The mood of the show was this kind of slightly artistic, very soft, very feminine, hand-crafted show," said creative director Christopher Bailey, who was recently also appointed chief executive of Burberry.

Many of the shoes, belts, bags and coats were hand-painted, while some of the ponchos were embroidered with the initials of the Scottish workers who made them.

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