christopher bailey


Burberry’s literary nomads: spring 2015 men’s

Whenever you fall into the trap of believing something must be wholly new to be brilliant, you need only glance in Christopher Bailey’s direction to be swayed otherwise. In a world where reshaping existing ideas can be the most successful kind of brilliance, Bailey is surely King. Last season’s cartography paved a way to calligraphy. You could almost see the forebearer of the book cover…

Burberry Prorsum autumn 2014: the Bloomsbury Girls

It might have been spring. A billow of silk in hand-painted florals brushing past a bare, sandalled leg. With it, Burberry Prorsum’s London fashion week show opened, welcoming in the season of the Bloomsbury Girl – a girl wrapped in romance, a haze of antique sentiments, and handicrafts. The painterly florals persisted across trench coats, shearling jackets, even shoes. There was something defiant about Christopher…

Burberry Prorsum men’s: elegant cartography

With its trenchcoats and wellingtons and ubiquitous nova check plaid, it’s fair to say that Burberry long ago earned its place in the London landscape. This season, the London landscape earned it’s place at Burberry. The London men’s show opened with map-print scarves draped across models’ shoulders like cartographical capes in a google map world, as much a nod to hand-crafts as to the timeworn…

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2014

Modelled by supermodels Ava Smith and Charlotte Wiggins, the Burberry Prorsum resort 2014 collection is everything women dream about in terms of lightweight and breathable cruise wear. Dictating the rhythm, Christopher Bailey envisioned a clean and sensual line-up, defined by the sleekest cuts and a timeless appeal. With delicate dresses and skirts hitting just below the knee, the collection gained a lady-like, almost ethereal quality.

Burberry Prorsum autumn 2013: an ode to Bailey and co.

I once asked if Christopher Bailey’s genius allowed him to spot trends well in advance of their happening, or if his creativity was so influential that it set them. After Burberry Prorsum’s catwalk at London fashion week yesterday, I’ll settle on ‘genius’. Bailey is a master of reading the social climate from a lifestyle perspective. Doubt it? Try to suggest differently while viewing Trench Kisses,…