London Fashion Week Coverage: Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Collection

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The scene: Bradley Cooper, Naomi Harris, Harry Styles, Oliva Palermo, Mario Testino, and Poppy Delevingne, hobnobbing in the front row; rhythmic chords of live piano by Ed Harcourt, Paloma Faith, and Rhodes wafting through Kensington Gardens; and a lineup of models that boasts British socialite Suki Waterhouse, Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, and Charlotte Wiggins. And yet, despite this out-and-out spectacle, the best of the Burberry Fall/Winter 2014 show had yet to bloom. And bloom it did.

Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway

Nature-inspired prints were evident on everything from hand-painted organdy dresses to silk scarves and shoes. The show, called The Bloomsbury Girls, drew inspiration from the Bloomsbury set and Charleston, the country home for an inner circle of writers, painters, and intellectuals, which included everyone from Roger Fry and Duncan Grant to Vanessa Bell and Virginia Wolf. “Basically, walls, furniture, fabric, anything that moved, they painted it”, Christopher Bailey explained in reference to his homage to the group via the romantic, artistic free-form flowers at the heart of his Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Ultimately, Bailey’s fascination with the Bloomsbury Group (Burberry recently partnering with a trust that works to preserve the Charleston country estate) was represented in a nostalgic, sensual collection that utilized a palette of antique rose, burnt amber, amethyst, and camel as well as a bevy of monogramed blankets, relaxed trenches accented with painterly prints, and cozy sheepskin sheaths to create an ecosystem of oh-so-sweet, mesmerizing pieces for Fall/Winter 2014.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

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