London Fashion Week: Burberry takes a walk on the wild side
LONDON (AP) - Burberry Prorsum has taken its classic trench coats on safari for a makeover.
In a catwalk show that drew stars such as Kate Beckinsale and Michelle Dockery to its front row on Monday, the luxury British brand updated its coats with calfskin and mink in bold leopard and giraffe prints, cinched in with glossy gold belts.
The slick runway display - the glitziest of London Fashion Week shows - was just the latest example of how deftly creative director Christopher Bailey combined Burberry's venerable English roots with trendy designs to produce clothes and accessories coveted by women worldwide.
Bailey said he stuck to elegant fabrics like cashmere and a classic palette of camel, oxblood, black and white for his new autumn collection, but injected contrast with new fabrics like plasticised leather.