With Christopher Bailey now Chief Executive of the brand, Burberry Prorsum presented a very different collection to past seasons for AW14 - the mood was softer, with a more fluid, languid feel. Bohemian beauties drifted down the the runway layered with hand painted Silks and Sheepskins; Shearlings bonded with the lightest Suede, and luxe velvety Deerskin - complete with majestic tapestry bags. Flashes of rich reds against ochre mustard, forest greens and sapphire blue, with what seemed like the most opulent Mink fur Overcoats... yet there was no fur whatsoever used this season. In fact it was all Shearling, with tapestry work to give the clever visual effect of a plush Mink Coat. Inspiration was taken from the Bloomsbury Group - a group of artists through the twenties and thirties - and this was clearly referenced throughout the very English, bohemian collection with huge hand-painted floral motifs.
As always, the Burberry Check made it's appearance - the final walk saw who else but Cara, wrapped in a personalised blanket cape with initials 'CJD' - her departure backstage wearing this very cape was huge for Burberry who are offering Runway Made to Order (no doubt this piece will sell out).
With Anna Wintour wearing a piece from the AW14 Collection, and Bradley Cooper looking on, Burberry's hot property (Cara, Jourdan and Edie, along with fresh faces - Matilda, Neelam and Malaika) walked as Paloma Faith finished with a live performance wearing a Pre-fall AW14 Lace Gown.
I must say, the atmosphere was electric at the live screening and we literally all swooned when Bradley Cooper took his seat!! The only slight glitch was Suki Waterhouse taking to the runway. I've shared some pics below...